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Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:50 pm
by melitikus
Latvia will adopt the euro on the 1st January 2014, however, starter kits containing Latvian euro coins will be available from 10th December 2013
we expect lot of Latvian euro coins in Estonia :D :flag-ee:

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:20 am
by tabbs
So let the hunt begin. :mrgreen: Almost 50 photos of kits and coins:

http://www.apollo.lv/galerija/zinas/626435/478802" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Christian

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:09 pm
by Licht & Feuer
Today someone paid in my shop with a LV-2 Euro 8O
Didn't expect to get one that soon... and great design btw! :D

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:41 pm
by melitikus
Licht & Feuer wrote:Today someone paid in my shop with a LV-2 Euro 8O
Didn't expect to get one that soon... and great design btw! :D
where? :D

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:28 pm
by Licht & Feuer
melitikus wrote:
Licht & Feuer wrote:Today someone paid in my shop with a LV-2 Euro 8O
Didn't expect to get one that soon... and great design btw! :D
where? :D
In Germany.
I wonder how the coin comes down here so fast, it's not an international business center nor a big tourist site, just a small town in the woods :)
Maybe it was bought for collection and then spend by mistake :twisted:

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:44 am
by tabbs
Licht & Feuer wrote:Maybe it was bought for collection and then spend by mistake :twisted:
Eek, I hope not. :) Maybe somebody got several Latvian coins, and wanted to keep just the best piece(s) ... Anyway, cool find!

Christian

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:50 am
by Ryyt33
I got Latvian 1€ coin as a change money in RIMI supermarket in the centre of Tallinn, Estonia yesterday. It's very beautiful and shiny. Very unexpected to see Latvian coin in the circle so soon.

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:10 pm
by DBpbzfa766
I got my 1€ Coin on January the 3rd ^^
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:48 am
by gragox
Latvians are more than proud of their Milda (1 and 2 euro) coins. So proud that for a month at least both President of the Latvian Bank as well as Finance Minister have repeated that the 1 and 2 euro coins will be the first ones that will need new coins minted in the upcoming years, because of their 'demand'. :D

So proud that in late December/early January such official introduction campaign posters appeared on streets (it says 'Congratulations with the prettiest coin in the eurozone' :D)
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And just in case anyone has missed this and/or is curious -> this is where Milda coins originate from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_lats_coin" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:38 am
by gragox
And allegedly we also have our first counterfeit 2 eur Milda coins. :)

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Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:56 pm
by Annie_in_exile
We're in the beginning of March, and the first Latvian euro coin has reached my grubby little hands today. Got it in our canteen at work. Happy-happy-happy!

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:31 pm
by Aatos99
I got Latvian 20 cent coin from my grandmother yesterday :D It's unused and so shiny :) I hope that it means that banks start to give Latvian coins into circulation in Finland.

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:30 pm
by PatrikZA
In early March, I found in circulation Latvia € 0.50 in Slovakia :)

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:09 pm
by bhoeyb
On 16-3-2014, I've received my 1st one in Herentals (B): a 10c

Re: Latvian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Latvia

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:29 pm
by roberdy
50c Latvia back from a ticket machine at the Nuremberg subway :D