Latvian Euro Pattern Coins
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Latvia Euro Pattern Coins
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Latvia & The Euro
We believe that Latvia will eventually join the Euro, probably in 2004, along with about a dozen other countries. It is not known whether any official plans have been made to produce pattern designs for a set of Latvian euro coins.
Update: On 1st January, 2014, Latvia became the 18th country to join the Eurozone and now uses the Euro as a currency.
After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 30% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia continues to revamp its economy for eventual integration into various Western European political and economic institutions.
On a number of previous occasions, especially before major coinage changes, pattern coins have been produced as a design exercise or to test public opinion. Many of these have been privately produced. A privately produced pattern set of British euro coins has already been produced, and met with intense demand, despite almost negligible marketing. Original priced at around €40, these have changed hands for over €250 on e-bay.
We have not yet seen any suggested designs for Latvian euro coins, but...
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Latvian euro sets
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