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Latvia issued a coin to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of the composer Jāzeps Vītols

Latvia issued a coin to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the composer Jāzeps Vītols (1863-1948).

In 1918 he returned from Russia to the newly independent country of Latvia to create the Latvian National Opera. In 1919 he established the Conservatory of Music.

1 Lats 2013 - 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 – 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 - 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 – 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

Kokle, the Latvian musical instrument now depicted on the 1 Lats coin

The Bank of Latvia will issue Monday, 10 June 2013, a new 1 Lats coin depicting the kokle, a traditional Latvian musical instrument (in the Zither family).

1 Lats 2013 - Kokle Latvia

1 Lats 2013 – Kokle Latvia

 

Technical Details:

Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.8000 g
Material: Copper-Nickel
Designer: Anna Heinrihsone / Ligita Franckeviča

If you want to view more details about the coin or add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here: http://www.allnumis.com/coin/latvia/1-lats-2013-kokle-28955

 

New Latvian Coin dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner

The coin “Richard Wagner” is issued by the Bank of Latvia is a dedication to the occasion of the 200th anniversary since the composer’s birth and a memorial to his active life period in Riga when he began to work at one of his important operas “Rienzi”.

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) was a genius of German music and served as main bandmaster at the Riga City Theatre from 1837 to 1839. Riga was the second city where in 1843, a few months after the premiere in Dresden,  there was a performance of “The Flying Dutchman”.

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Technical Details

Face value: 1 lats
Weight: 22.00 g, diameter: 35.00 mm
Metal: silver of .925 fineness, quality: proof
Struck in 2013 by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)
Artists: Aigars Ozoliņš (graphic design of obverse), Ivo Grundulis (graphic design of reverse) and Ligita Franckeviča (plaster model)

Obverse
In the centre of obverse, there is a sailing ship in the billowing sea, with semi-circled inscription 1 LATS on the right and the year 2013 at bottom left.

Reverse
Reverse features Richard Wagner’s portrait in profile in the centre, his facsimile signature at bottom left, and a semi-circled inscription RĪGA and the years 1837–1839 on the right.

Edge
Inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia) and LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA (Republic of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.