This circulating commemorative coin features the coat of arms of Latgale, one of four historical and cultural centres of Latvia. Normally, I avoid heraldic animals, except when they are too cool to ignore. Having an animal walk on its hind legs and hold a weapon is the usual deal-breaker for me, but this is a mythological beast, so I can accept it prancing around with a weapon in hand... paw.
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