Published: 11.06.2021

On Tuesday, 15 June, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin "YES or YES" dedicated to marriage. Symbolically, the authors of the coin design are Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo, a married creative tandem. This is their début in coin art.

For the attention of the media and interested parties:

The coin will be available for purchase only on the website e-monetas.lv from 12.00 (noon) on 15 June.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new numismatic products will not be available at the Cashier's Office of Latvijas Banka.

It will be possible to receive the coins purchased on the website e-monetas.lv by post only.

The authors' concept of the coin is as follows: in marriage traditions, two people are asked a question, expecting an affirmative answer. This is a coin of an absolute affirmative, with its both sides happily saying "YES". The obverse and the reverse become one. They denote one belief, one answer, one being consisting of two individuals. Both sides of the coin are like each other's reflection, and there is no way knowing which was the first.

The golden answers are encircled by the edge of the coin, a golden circle – an ideal shape which is always at its beginning and on an eternal journey that never ends, just like love.

When flipping a coin, the choice between two alternatives is made depending on whether the coin lands heads or tails side up. This coin changes the rules of the game, as there is no room for failure. You just have to ask the right question.

This coin will be an excellent gift for the couples getting married this summer and saying "YES" to each other on this occasion. The gold plated edge of the coin with the inscription 2021 encircles the affirmative answer of both sides like a ring.

Collector coin "YES or YES"

The graphic design of the collector coin was created by artists Krista un Reinis Dzudzilo and modelled by Jānis Strupulis.

Video about the coin.

Starting from 12.00 (noon) on 15 June, the new coin will be on sale online via e-monetas.lv, Latvijas Banka's website for purchases of numismatic products. The price of the coin  is 53.00 euro; the purchase limit for one buyer will be 1 coin. The mintage of the coin is 3000. The coin was struck by Mennica Polska S.A. (Poland).

The collector coin "YES or YES" is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia, yet the release of such coins in circulation is highly unlikely, as collector coins are in fact works of art and are in high demand among coin collectors and other interested parties.