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10 Latu 2008, Latvia

in Krause book Number: 54
Years of issue: 2008
Edition: --
Signatures: Bank Governor: Ilmārs Rimšēvičs
Serie: 1992 Issue
Specimen of: 1992
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 130 x 65
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Muenchen

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10 Latu 2008

Description

Watermark:

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Latvian girl in national headdress. Allegory of Latvia.

Avers:

10 Latu 2008

Panorama of river Daugava, on the background are the oak leaves. Right, vertically, Latvian national pattern.

The view of the Daugava, on the banknote, was made from the Vasargeliši observation tower, which is located between Daugavpils and Kraslava, Latvia.

For information about it, see the photo and text below.

Vasargelish observation tower. It is located 25 km. southeast of Daugavpils, It offers a view of the Daugava, which is depicted on the Latvian 10 Latu banknote, first issued in 1992.

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Denominations in numerals are in bottom left and top right corners. Lower left in words.

Revers:

10 Latu 2008

The image of traditional Latvian patterns. The brooch, designed as a bow. On the background are the oak leaves.

Latvian coat of arms is bottom, right.

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The Latvian national Coat of Arms was formed after the proclamation of an independent Republic of Latvia on November 18, 1918, and was officially adopted on June 16, 1921. It was especially created for its independent statehood. The national coat of arms combines symbols of Latvian national statehood, as well as symbols of ancient historical districts.

The sun in the upper part of the coat of arms symbolizes Latvian national statehood. A stylized depiction of the sun was used as a symbol of distinction and national identity by the Imperial Russian Army's Latvian Riflemen during World War I. During the war, the sun figure was fashioned with 17 rays that symbolized the 17 Latvian-inhabited districts. The three stars above the coat of arms embody the idea of the inclusion of historical districts (Vidzeme, Latgale and combined Courland-Semigalia (Kurzeme-Zemgale) into the united Latvia.

Culturally historical regions are also characterized by older heraldic figures, which already appeared in the 17th century. Courland and Semigalia (Western Latvia) are symbolized by a red lion, which appears as early as 1569 in the coat of arms of the former Duke of Courland and Semigalia. Vidzeme and Latgale (Eastern Latvia) are symbolized by the legendary winged silver creature with an eagle's head, a griffin. This symbol appeared in 1566, when the territories known today as Vidzeme and Latgale had come under Lithuanian control.

Base of the coat of arms is decorated with the branches of an oak tree, Quercus robur, which is one of Latvian national symbols.

The Latvian national coat of arms was designed by the Latvian artist Rihards Zariņš.

Denominations in numerals are in bottom left corner and on the top, centered. Top left in words.

Comments:

Designers: silkscreen specialist Valdis Ošiņš and architect Imants Žodžiks.

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Drawing by the engraver Jānis Reinbergs for the intaglio printing method, on banknote.