Another week, another special coin!

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Just days after announcing the sale of a special 5 euro collector coin, the Latvian central bank (Latvijas Banka) has announced yet another limited edition offering - this time a 2 euro coin dedicated to one of Latvia's four regions.

And as it's the first in the series, another three on a similar theme can be expected in future.

A press release from the central banks said: "On 15 November 2016, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia's cultural and historical regions. It is one of Latvijas Banka's contributions to the country's centenary. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and other euro area countries. Thus, in the run-up to the centenary of the country, it will travel across Europe telling a story of Latvia."

The new commemorative coins will be circulated in the same way as any other circulation money, reaching commercial and other enterprises as well as population through banks. As of Tuesday, 15 November, the coin will be available for exchange at the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga and Liepāja. The mintage of the 2 euro commemorative coin "Vidzeme" is one million pieces.

10,000 special souvenir versions will also be on sale, priced at €7.30 each.

The reverse of the coins issued by Latvijas Banka features the inscription "LATVIJA", and the edge of the coin, like all other 2 euro circulation coins of the Republic of Latvia, features the inscription "DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU * (GOD BLESS LATVIA)".

The new 2 euro coins have been minted in Lithuania.

Four euro commemorative coins featuring the coats of arms of Latvia's cultural and historical regions will be issued by the end of 2018.

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