The 2 euro collector coin dedicated to the centenary of Latvijas Banka features a prosperity tree that can blossom for everyone if planted in the soil of financial literacy.
Why is financial literacy referred to? Because a rich person is not the one who has plenty of material possessions but the one who is proficient, who is able to plan how to fill up the barn using the little that he has, who is capable of using efficiently his own resources even when others have more. Because making good use of one's mind helps to yield a large harvest.
Since ancestral times, a peasant's experience, his ability to look ahead and think for himself have underpinned the will and capability of our people to establish and shape the state of Latvia. Today we have to separate not only rye and wheat but also other "grain" from chaff. How to avoid confusion in this magnificent world full of temptations?
Each choice leads to the next one. Choices like branches intertwine on the decision tree whose roots choose the right path skilfully. The ability to make decisions concerning the management of money and time, as well as the ability to cultivate one's mind is nothing new. A peasant has been doing so for centuries by always setting aside seed grain to weigh his harvest next autumn again.
This coin shines in your hand when you move it. Along the same lines, one's mind also needs exercise to become more skilful and brighter.