'Vilhelms Purvītis' voted Latvia's Coin of the Year 2022

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The coin "Vilhelms Purvītis" has won the title of Latvia's Coin of the Year 2022 in the public vote organised by the Latvian central bank (Latvijas Banka, LB) and the news portal Delfi.

9,300 votes were case in total with the winner receiving 5,500 thousand votes.

Latvijas Banka issued this collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vilhelms Purvītis (1872–1945). Vilhelms Purvītis is the founder and moderniser of the national landscape painting and one of the key figures in Latvian visual art of the first half of the 20th century.

The coin beat three other contenders: "Satversme 100" (video), "Upward" (video) and "For the Freedom of Ukraine" (video).

Since 1993, Latvijas Banka has issued 98 lats collector coins and 47 euro collector coins. Overall, more than 50 artists from Latvia and now also one artist from Ukraine have participated in designing Latvian coins.

 

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