|Riga was always a venue for cultural events on an international scale, but in 2014 it became the cultural epicentre of Europe. During its year as European Capital of Culture, hundreds of special events took place, with more than 12,000 participants from almost one hundred various cultural institutions: national, local and non-governmental. This year the focus of attention will be placed on the Castle of Light or the new building of the Latvian National Library designed by the world famous Latvian architect Gunars Birkerts.
The central image of the coin shows the silhouette of Riga and the historic city center, which has been included in the list of sites declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The inscription 'Eiropas kultures GALVASPILSETA "(European Capital of Culture) at the top of the composition and at the bottom the name of the renowned city and the year of issue,"RIGA - 2014". Below, the indication of the issuing country 'LV'. The circular crown coin include twelve stars of the European flag.
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Fine milled, with the inscription DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU (GOD BLESS LATVIA)