This coin completes a series of coins dedicated to the cultural and historical regions of Latvia, which is timed by the Bank of Latvia to the 100th anniversary of the state. In 2016, the Bank of Latvia issued a coin with a face value of 2 euros with the coat of arms of Vidzeme, and last year – with the coats of arms of Kurzeme and Latgale.
As the central bank notes, Zemgale is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Northern Europe, which has provided grain for centuries. The region is also known for its extensive network of rivers and the battles of the Semigallians for their freedom in the 13th century.
Simultaneously with the coin in honor of Zemgale, the Bank of Latvia issued a special set of coins from all four coins dedicated to the cultural and historical regions of Latvia in souvenir packaging.
The coin “Zemgale” was issued with a circulation of 500 thousand copies. Its graphic design was created by the artist Laimonis Senbergs, the plastic model was made by Janis Strupulis. The coin was minted at the mint Staatliche Munzen Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany.