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  • 2 Euro Cent 2014-2020, KM# 151, Latvia
  • 2 Euro Cent 2014-2020, KM# 151, Latvia
Obverse

Depicts the small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, date on the left and country name below. The outer ring contains the twelve stars of the European Union.

The Latvian national coat of arms was designed by the Latvian artist Rihards Zariņš. It combines symbols of Latvian national statehood, as well as symbols of its ancient historical districts:
• The three golden stars above the field represent three historical provinces: Vidzeme (Swedish Livonia), Latgale (Polish Livonia) and Kurzeme-Zemgale (Duchy of Courland and Semigalia).
• The golden sun in the field represents the sun of freedom. Sun symbol was used as a symbol of distinction and national identity by the Imperial Russian Army's Latvian Riflemen units during World War I. During the war, the sun was fashioned with 17 rays that symbolized the 17 Latvian inhabited districts.
• The bottom part of the escutcheon is divided into two fields where the red lion of Courland represents Kurzeme and Zemgale while the silver griffin of Polish Livonia represents Vidzeme and Latgale.

Engravers: Laimonis Šēnbergs, Jānis Strupulis

2014
LATVIJA

Reverse

A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx

2 EURO
CENT
LL

Edge

2 Euro Cent

KM# 151 Schön# 143
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Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Lithuanian Mint (LMK)
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart (SMBW/F)

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