2 Euro circulation “stork” commemorative coin

The Bank of Latvia has released the latest special 2 Euro circulation commemorative coin, this time with an image of a stork.

According to the Bank of Latvia website, 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the Latvian Ornithological Society, and Latvia is the nation where almost 5% of the total global white stork nestlings are born.

The design also recalls the 2001 1 Lats commemorative coin, which was the first special 1 Lats coin and also featured the stork.

The stork design is by Olga Šilova, and the coin was minted by UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania) and has a mintage of one million.

For further information, please visit the Bank of Latvia website.

Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area who lives in Rīga, Latvia. When not working in the information technology field, he sings in the Latvian Academy of Culture mixed choir Sõla, does occasional translation work, and has been known to sing and play guitar at the Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs in Old Rīga. Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

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