Ziedonis 'Stardust' collector coin to be sold

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The Latvian central bank (Latvijas banka, LB) said May 3 it will put another special coin on sale on May 11. This time the theme is the much-loved poet Imants Ziedonis (3 May 1933–27 February 2013).

May 3 marks the 90th anniversary of Ziedonis' birth. To mark the occassion, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin dubbed "Stardust" dedicated to him featuring a walking man which, according to the central bank "symbolises the quest for truth, meaning and belonging. Meanwhile, the constellation symbolises the interconnection between the earth and sky, emphasises the fact that a human being – as stardust – is part of the universe. The tree abundant in living beings represents liveliness that is so intertwined with the poet's own vibrant industriousness and the nature of his texts."

The collector coin will be available for purchase only on the website e-monetas.lv/en from 12:00 (noon) on May 11. The price of the coin is 79.00 euros; the purchase limit for one buyer will be 5 coins. 4,000 examples will be mited.



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