Obverse. Photo © European Council
  • 2 Euro 2022, Latvia, 100th Anniversary of the Latvijas Banka, Financial Literacy
  • 2 Euro 2022, Latvia, 100th Anniversary of the Latvijas Banka, Financial Literacy
Description

The coin marks the 100th anniversary of the Latvijas Banka emphasizing a very important topic: financial literacy. Financial literacy is an important ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting and investing. Financial literacy is the foundation of our relationship with money and it is a lifelong journey of learning.

Obverse

Depict a tree, symbolizing the importance of financial literacy and knowledge about it, dividing the date. Issuing country name below. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring.

20 22
LATVIJA

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God, Bless Latvia!) is the national anthem of Latvia. The words and music were written by Kārlis Baumanis (1834–1904).

DIEVS ★ SVĒTĪ ★ LATVIJU ★

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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