Latvia 1-LATS (KM135)

Hedgehog

When Latvia switched to the "new Lats" currency in 1993, the Bank of Latvia decided to diversify the design of the money by issuing 1-lats coins depicting signs, images, and events characteristic of Latvia.

Here's what the Bank of Latvia has to say about this uber-cute coin:

The hedgehog inhabits deciduous groves, bushes, edges of forests and often dwells also in parks and gardens close to people. The white-chested hedgehog, which is slightly stouter and with light-coloured hair on its belly and head, is found all over Latvia, whereas the brown-chested one is much more rare and is found mostly in Northern Vidzeme.

Diameter
21.7 mm
Composition
Copper-Nickel
Catalogue #
KM135
Obverse Legend
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA 2012
Reverse Legend
1 LATS
Edge Legend
LATVIJAS BANKA

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