All Blog Posts Tagged 'Latvia' (20)

Latvia €2 "Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014" Just Out

Latvijas Banka issues the very first 2 euro coin of special design "…


Added by euroHOBBY on August 12, 2014 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Latvia €2 "Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014"

The central image of the coin shows the skyline of Riga and the historic centre of the city that has been included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the top of the image, the inscription ‘EIROPAS KULTURAS GALVASPILSETA’ (European capital of culture) and at the bottom the name of the celebrated city and the year of issuance ‘RIGA — 2014’, and underneath the indication of the issuing country ‘LV’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European…


Added by euroHOBBY on March 27, 2014 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

Latvia becomes the 18th Member State to Adopt the Euro! Latvijas Eiro Monētas 2014

Latvia has just adopted the euro and became the 18th European state to do so. Now, 333 million Europeans are sharing the same currency.



Added by euroHOBBY on December 31, 2013 at 23:00 — 4 Comments

Latvia Proof and BU Sets 2014


Added by euroHOBBY on December 17, 2013 at 16:07 — 3 Comments

Latvian Euro Starter Kits Available from Today!

From today 10th December 2013, in Latvia it is possible to buy starter kits containing the new Latvian euro coins. Each resident is allowed to buy up to…


Added by euroHOBBY on December 10, 2013 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Latvia Euro Starter Kit




Added by euroHOBBY on September 11, 2013 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

The 'Baltics Euro Coins' - A Review

The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had joined the European Union on the 1st May 2004. All the new member states of the EU are obliged to join the eurozone once they meet the strict Maastricht criteria. Before a country is allowed to join the euro it must stay…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 20, 2013 at 15:19 — No Comments

First Minted Latvian Euro Coins


Added by euroHOBBY on July 19, 2013 at 13:00 — 5 Comments

Latvia to Adopt Euro on 1 January 2014

Now it is 100% certain that Latvia will adopt the euro as from 1st January…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 9, 2013 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Latvia Euro Coins

Design Selection Process


The folk maiden will be depicted on the national side of the Latvian one-euro and two-euro coins, whereas the 50-, 20- and 10-euro cent coins will feature the great coat of arms of Latvia and the 5-, 2- and 1-euro-cent coins the small coat of arms of Latvia. The design models are approved by the Euro Coins Subcommittee of the Economic and Financial Council (ECOFIN).


The design of the reverse…


Added by euroHOBBY on January 20, 2013 at 15:47 — No Comments

Latvia Euro Changeover Countdown

365 days left for Latvia to adopt the euro! Latvia is planning to adopt the euro on 1st January 2014, this February it will formally apply to be assessed by the European Commission and shall be approved by June-July 2013. In order to join the euro, Latvia has to meet all the Maastricht criteria and…


Added by euroHOBBY on January 1, 2013 at 20:00 — 6 Comments

Mint of Stuttgart to Mint Latvian Euro Coins

Photoshop Made


According to the blog Numismatic Visual, the Mint of Stuttgart in Germany won the tender to mint the Latvian euro coins. The German euro coins that are minted in this mint carry the mint mark F, thus, we expect to…


Added by euroHOBBY on December 13, 2012 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Latvia Euro Coins Designs Slightly Modified

Latvia has just presented the first designs of the Latvian euro coins dated 2014. All the other images available are from 2008. The new designs show that the date position for the 1c, 2c, 5c, €1 and €2 has been moved. The change for the €1 and €2 was done to comply with the new EU…


Added by euroHOBBY on September 29, 2012 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Latvia Euro Coins Starter Kits

Latvia is planning to adopt the euro on 1st January 2014. On 6th September 2012 during a meeting with the Employers' Confederation of Latvia it was revealed that Latvia in December 2013 will issues two different types of euro starter kits. One kit will be targeted for residents and will contain the…


Added by euroHOBBY on September 8, 2012 at 18:00 — 13 Comments

Latvia Euro Adoption 2014

Latvia is still willing to join the eurozone on 1st January 2014, however, before joining, it must comply with the strict Maastricht criteria, namely;


  1. Inflation rate should be no more than 1.5 percentage points above the rate for the three EU countries with the lowest inflation over the previous…

Added by euroHOBBY on July 29, 2012 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

No Country ready to Join Euro

The European Central Bank (ECB) has said that none of the eight countries that are supposed to join the euro are ready yet. It said Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden are not yet ready to join the 17 nations that use the euro. The ECB is obliged to report on their progress at least once every two years.

Of the 10…


Added by euroHOBBY on May 31, 2012 at 10:30 — 7 Comments

Latvia to Adopt the Euro in 2014

Latvia has set 1st January 2014 as its target dated to adopt the euro. The first original target date for Latvia was January 2008, however, it had failed to meet the Maastricht convergence criteria due to a high inflation rate.

Currently, Latvia passes 2 out of the 5 criteria, however, the government is set to take corrective measures in the coming… Continue

Added by euroHOBBY on April 2, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

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