Latvia has announced plans to release a circulating commemorative €2
coin depicting the black stork.
The black stork (Ciconia nigra) is a flagship conservation species
in Europe, according to the European Commission’s announcement about the coin. In 2005 the Black
Stork Protection Plan was adopted in Latvia.
The black stork appears to be building a nest in the design on the
obverse of the coin.
The country of issue name and the year date appear on the obverse,
along with the image of the stork in the wild.
The ringed-bimetallic coin has a copper-nickel core and
In total, a million coins are due for release into circulation, with
an additional 10,000 set aside for collector sales. The coin is legal
tender throughout the eurozone.