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2017 Latvia €2 Coin Issue "Latgale"

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RSM Price: From $5.95 to $14.95
  • Mint: Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg
  • Denomination: €2
  • Quality: UNC/BU
  • Issue limit: 523,000/7,000
  • Alloy: Base Metal
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Design: Laimonis Šēnbergs
  • Box/Capsule: No/UNC only
  • Certificate: BU in printed card
 

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This is the third issue of four in a series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia's cultural and historical regions. It features the coat of arms of Latgale, which depicts a griffin with a sword in its right talon, facing right.

The issue continues the upcoming centennial of Latvia’s independence, which will be officially celebrated and observed in November 2018. Although Latvian independent statehood was interrupted in 1944, when the Baltic Republic was forcibly incorporated into the USSR, and not reversed until 1991, Latvians will celebrate their centennial anniversary in two years. The years 2018 through 2020 will be very important in Europe, as many countries will be celebrating their official centenary anniversaries of statehood or independence following the Great War (World War ) after which many new countries, including Latvia, emerged from the fighting and concluding peace treaties.

Latgale is one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia recognised in the Constitution of the Latvian Republic. It is the easternmost region north of the Daugava River. While most of Latvia is historically Lutheran, Latgale is historically predominantly Roman Catholic. The region has a large population of ethnic Russians, especially in Daugavpils, the largest city in the region.

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

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