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Metal lats and centimes - modern coins of Latvia

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  • Latvia, Republic
  • Latvian lats
  • Riga
  • of 64 589 sq. km
  • Latvian (state), Lithuanian, Russian
  • LV (LVA) 428

Republic Latvia Monetary unit is lats which consists of 100 centimes. In monetary circulation there are coins of denomination 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 centimes and 1, 2 lats.

The Republic Latvia is member country the European union .

Lats for the first time has been entered in 1922, having replaced the Latvian rubles at a rate of 1 lats=50 rubles. In 1940 Latvia has been switched on in composition the USSR and lats has been replaced by the Soviet ruble at par value. During the period between 1922-1940 years in Latvia coins in nominal value 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes and 1, 2, 5 lats were manufactured. Coins 1, 2 and 5 centimes were rapped out of bronze, a coin 10, 20 and 50 centimes from nickel, and a coin of denomination of 1 lats and above, from silver.

After disintegration of the USSR, since 1993 in Latvia coins of denomination in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, and also 1 and 2 lats are manufactured. There are also memorable coins of denomination in 2, 10, 20, 100 lats from gold and silver.

Nominal value: 1 centime
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Copper-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse 1 centime of Latvia the Reverse 1 centime of Latvia
Nominal value: 50 centimes
Stamping: 1992
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 50 centimes of Latvia the Reverse of 50 centimes of Latvia
Nominal value: 1 lats
Stamping: 2003
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 1 lats of Latvia the Reverse of 1 lats of Latvia

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