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Bank of Latvia releases two euro commemorative coin with image of a stork

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Tuesday, 1 December, the Bank of Latvia released a special commemorative two euro coin with an image of a stork. It is a legal means of payment in the Republic of Latvia and other Eurozone member states. The coin is released into circulation like any other note or coin – through banks.

The commemorative euro coin is decorated with Olga Silova’s produced image of nest-weaving stork. It commemorates the first of the series of special lat coins and the beginning of this tradition of the Bank of Latvia. The new commemorative coin was produced in UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla in Lithuania.

New coins will become available in Riga and Liepaja starting from 1 December. The total number of Stork two euro coins is one million. Experience shows that number is sufficient to satisfy demand for at least several weeks. Ten thousand coins will be available for purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated special souvenir package (EUR 7.30 in the Bank of Latvia). The bank also sells special euro coin packages with eight coins. 10,000 Stork coins will be available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality (EUR 19.00 at Bank of Latvia offices).

Storks in Latvia are a symbol of long life and trust. In Latvia and many other countries, storks are a sacred bird. Houses near which storks make their nests are considered blessed. The release of this special coin allows Latvia to bring its culture and beliefs across to other countries in Eurozone.

The Bank of Latvia continues its established tradition to release special edition coins in Latvia. Every Eurozone member state has the right to release two special edition or commemorative coins a year and one special coin as part of a joint effort with other Eurozone member states (if such a programme is organized).

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