Published: 11.08.2014 Updated: 12.01.2023

Each country may issue two commemorative coins per year. These coins have the same features and properties and the same common side as normal €2 coins. What makes them different is their commemorative design on the national side. Only the €2 denomination can be used for commemorative coins.

They are legal tender throughout the euro area. That means they can be used – and must be accepted – just like any other euro coin.

Erasmus 35 (2022)

 Erasmus Common sideErasmus National side

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2022 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania).

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Joaquin Jimenez. 

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The portrait of Erasmus is surrounded by the years 1987 – 2022 and the text "ERASMUS PROGRAMMA". The name of the country (LATVIJA).

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

 

2 eiro piemiņas monēta erasmus 35 rullī un suvenīriesaiņojumā

Financial literacy (2022)

Financial Literacy Common side Financial Literacy National side

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2020 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania).

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Reinis Pētersons (graphic design)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

A stylised financial literacy and prosperity tree. The name of the country (LATVIJA) as well as the year of issue (2022).

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Finanšu pratība suvenīriesaiņojumā un tīstoklī

Latvija de iure 100 (2021)

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Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2021 by  Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Zane Ernštreite (graphic design)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The inscription "100 LATVIJA DE IURE" as well as the year of issue (2021)

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Latgalian Ceramics (2020)

 

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Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2020 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Gundega Rancāne (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

A typical ceramic creation of Latgale - a candelabra.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

 

The Rising Sun (2019)

The Rising Sun common sideThe Rising Sun national side

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2019 by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Ivars Drulle (graphic design and plaster model)

Common side 

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The motif of a raising sun used in the Coat of Arms of Latvia.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Zemgale (2018)

 

Baltijas valstim 100 1Zemgale National side

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2018 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The national side features the coat of arms of Zemgale.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Centenary of the Baltic States (2018)

 

Baltijas valstim 100 1Baltijas valstim 100 2

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2018 by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Justas Petrulis

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The coin features a symbolic plait in which the fates of the three Baltic sisters intertwine.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Kurzeme (2017)

 

VidzemeKurzeme

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2017 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The national side features the coat of arms of Kurzeme.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Latgale (2017)

 

VidzemeLatgale

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2017 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The national side features the coat of arms of Latgale.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Vidzeme (2016)

 

VidzemeVidzeme

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2016 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The national side features the coat of arms of Vidzeme.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

The Latvian Brown (2016)

 

GovsGovs-nac

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2015 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Gunārs Lūsis (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The national side features a cow.

Edge

The finely milled edge features the inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Stork (2015)

 

StarkisStarkis-nac

Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2015 by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Olga Šilova

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

A nesting stork is featured on the national side of the coin.

Edge

The inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia) with words separated by stars; fine milled edge.

30 Years of the EU Flag (2015)

 

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Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2015 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Georgios Stamatopoulos

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

The design features childishly-drawn human figures dancing in a circle around the EU's 12-starred flag; the inscription LATVIJA is above it, and the years 1985–2015 are placed to the right.

Edge

The inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia) with words separated by stars; fine milled edge.

Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU (2015)

 

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Diameter: 25.75 mm, thickness: 2.20 mm, weight: 8.50 g

Shape: round; colour: outer part silver, inner part gold

Composition: copper nickel outer ring; nickel brass, nickel and nickel brass three-layer inner ring

Struck in 2015 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Gunārs Lūsis (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

Common side

A geographical image of Europe, the number "2" and the inscription EURO.

National side

An archetypal image of a millstone, the logo of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the inscriptions LATVIJAS PREZIDENTŪRA ES PADOMĒ (Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU) and EU2015.LV above and beneath it respectively.

Edge

The inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia) with words separated by stars; fine milled edge.

Riga - European Capital of Culture 2014 (2014)

 

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Weight: 8.50 g; diameter: 25.75 mm; width of edge: 2.20 mm

Metal: alloy of different metals (outer ring of copper-nickel alloy, in silver colour; central field in three layers of nickel-brass alloy, nickel and nickel-brass, in gold colour)

Struck in 2014 by Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Artists: Henrihs Vorkals (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)

National side

The central image of the coin shows the skyline of Riga, with inscriptions "RĪGA – 2014" and "LV" underneath. At the top of the image there is a semi-circled inscription "EIROPAS KULTŪRAS GALVASPILSĒTA" (European Capital of Culture). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

European side

The central part carries the number "2" and the inscription "EURO", with a geographical image of Europe in the background.

Edge

The inscription "DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU" (God, Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.