1998 Latvia 10 Latu, Lats Gold Coin, 800th Anniversary - Riga PROOF!!! RARE!!!
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Face value: 10 lats.
Measurements: diameter 13.92 mm, weight 1.2442 g (1/25 oz. troy).
Material: gold, fineness .999.9.
Struck in 1998 by Valcambi SA (Switzerland).
Artists: Laimonis Senbergs, Gunars Cilitis (graphic design), Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane, Janis Strupulis (plaster model).
A motif of the secret seal of Riga Town Council (1368) depicting the small coat of arms of Riga - the city's keys crowned with the Livonian Order's cross - is featured in the centre of the coin. The year 1998, numeral 10 and inscription LATU (lats) are placed beneath the motif.
A motif of the Great Guild's coat of arms (1354) - a golden ship with the city's symbol, two intersected keys topped with a cross, at the top of the mast - is featured in the centre of the coin. The inscription RIGA-800 is placed beneath the motif.
Reeded. As the 14th century dawned on Riga, battles commenced in the past century resulted in the Livonian Order gaining rule over the city. At the same time the Hanseatic League, an association of significant trading cities around the Baltic Sea, became the century's paramount economic force. Riga, already a member of the League, was decreed the ... read more