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Bank of Latvia to release a commemorative 2 euro coin featuring a cow

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Tuesday, 19 July, the Bank of Latvia will release a commemorative 2 euro coin with an image of a cow. It will be a legal means of payment in the Republic of Latvia and other Eurozone member states. The coin will be released into circulation as other money – through banks and other companies.

This commemorative coin was created by artist Gunārs Lūsis (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model). This coin will commemorate a previous 2 lat coin that featured a cow. The new coins are struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla, as reported by the Bank of Latvia.

For a long time, cows have been important not only to the country’s economy but also as an integral part of countryside.

The new coin will become available for purchase at Riga and Liepaja offices of the Bank of Latvia starting from 19 July. The issuing volume of ‘The Cow’ commemorative 2 euro coin in one million. Experience shows that this number is sufficient to satisfy demand for at least several weeks. 10,000 coins will be sold in Brilliant Uncirculated quality package (price at Bank of Latvia offices – EUR 7.30). People interested in buying the special coin will also be able to buy a special package containing eight special edition coins (5,000 units in total). The price of this package at Bank of Latvia offices will be EUR 25.

The bank also offers special rolls of coins (one roll contains 25 coins). It will be possible to reserve such rolls using the bank’s numismatic products reservation system starting from 18 July. The system can be accessed using the website of Bank of Latvia in the coin reservation section https://rezervetmonetu.bank.lv.

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