Description

Engraver: Gunars Lusis (graphic design), Janis Strupulis (plaster model)

Obverse

The small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia encircled by the inscription and date.

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 escutcheon is divided into two fieds where the red lion of Courland represents Kurzeme and Zemgale while the silver griffin of Polish Livionia represents Vidzeme and Latgale.

LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA
· 1992 ·

Reverse

The numeral 2 is centered on the coin. The inscription SANTĪMI, arranged in a semicircle, is beneath the numeral 2. Above the numeral, five arcs join two diamond-shaped suns which are located on either side of the numeral 2.

2
SANTĪMI

Edge

2 Santimi

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Characteristics
Material Copper Clad Steel
Weight 1.9 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)
Royal Mint
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg (SMBW)

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