Latvia 1931 5 lati
This type was minted for the Republic of Latvia in 1929-32 to the standard of a French silver five francs. Latvia's independence was snuffed out by Russian (then Nazi) occupation in 1940. Independence was not reclaimed until 1991.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: 25 g, .835 silver, .671 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 9, Dav-214.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.