Latvia replaced the Lats with the Euro on January 1, 2014. In 2015, they issued three different 2-euro coins, including this beauty with a Black stork on the obverse.
While the birds' range is widespread, they are considered uncommon. In Latvia, they are in trouble, with researchers pinning the blame on DDT.
Thanks to Maria for gifting this coin!
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