With this historic 83.5% silver coin, you'll own the only 5 Lati design issued by Latvia's First Republic. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Latvia declared its independence in November of 1918. Just 22 years later, as World War II was beginning in Europe, Latvia was annexed to the Soviet Union – which retained control until 1991.
Nearly the size of a classic U.S. silver dollar, this 5 Lati was struck just three years from 1929-1932. The obverse shows a crowned maiden facing right, with ears of grain on her shoulder representing wealth. Latvia's coat of arms adorns the reverse, supported by a lion and griffin. The motto dievs sveti latvoju (God Bless Latvia) is on the edge. Now more than 85 years old and offered here in Genuine or better condition, this coin is a classic addition to your collection.
- Year: Date Our Choice
- Countries: Latvia
- Material: Silver
- Product Type: Single Products