On Tuesday, 6 October, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin "Modernism in Latvia. The 1960s".

For the attention of the media and interested parties!

The purchase of coins will be possible only on the website from 12.00 (noon) on 6 October. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the new numismatic products will not be sold at the Cashier's Office of Latvijas Banka. It will be possible to receive the coins purchased on the website either by post or to pick them up at the Cashier's Office of Latvijas Banka. For the convenience of customers and to reduce the COVID-19-related risks, the time for picking up the coins purchased on the website has been extended to 20 businxdess days.

The new collector coin is dedicated to art in Latvia in the 1960s, known as the period of the Thaw, associated with the political developments of that time. The Thaw brought about hope for a higher degree of freedom and well-being; and culture and art also saw an opportunity of a relative revolution.

To show the characteristic trends of the above period, the coin features graphic elements from the works of some well-known authors of that time: architect Marta Zigrīda Staņa and artists Zina Ulste, Gunārs Kirke and Uldis Razums. 

The graphic design of the collector coin "Modernism in Latvia. The 1960s" was created by artist Sandra Krastiņa, and the author of the plaster model was Jānis Strupulis.

The coin was struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania).

Price: EUR 56.

Maximum mintage: 3000 coins.

Purchase limit: 4 coins.


The art works used in the coin design.


From postal paper set "Latvian Folk Music".
Museum of the Artists' Union of Latvija 


Record sleeve for "Jazz Festival 68".


Coffee set "Saulīte".
Riga Porcelain Museum of the Association of the Culture Institutions off the Riga City Council


Facade design for the apartment building on Ļeņina iela 313 (now Brīvības gatve), Riga.
Co-authors Imants Jākobsons and Harolds Kanders.
Latvian Museum of Architecture, National Cultural Heritage Board

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