Latvia 1931 5 lati

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Latvia 1931 5 lati rev DC.jpg

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.

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