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The first special design of 2 euro coin will be dedicated to Riga

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The first special edition 2 euro coin design will be dedicated to Riga as Europe’s Cultural Capital of 2014. The coin will feature a beautiful view of Old Riga.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe author of the coin’s graphic design is Henrihs Vorkals. The cast of the coin was produced by Jānis Strupulis, as reported by the Bank of Latvia.

It is planned that the first special edition coin will be ready by the beginning of autumn 2014. It is planned to release a total of 1 million coins. Another 5,000 will be produced specifically for collector package.

Formalities are currently being resolved to begin production at the Baden-Wuerttemberg state mint. This mint was chosen because it produced other special edition coins for Latvia in the past.

Every year, any country of Eurozone can release two special edition 2 euro coins that are dedicated to the country or events in Europe or the world. In addition to that, all Eurozone countries can release another 1 euro or 2 euro coin dedicated to a topic related to the European Union.

Special edition euro coins have the same recognition symbols as regular coins. The other side of the special edition coins is always unique.

All special edition euro coins are a legal means of payment in all countries of Eurozone.

Another area of art design for currency is the release of collector’s edition coins bearing Latvia’s traditional motives and art. The Bank of Latvia plans to release 5-7 collector’s edition coins every year. Each coin will be worth 5 euro. Collector’s edition coins are only recognized as legal means of payment in the issuing country. It is unlikely these coins will ever be released into circulation – they are basically pieces of art.

As it is known, the first collector’s edition coin in Latvia was dedicated to the jubilee of Ainaži Naval School. It was released on March 5th, 2014.

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