Latgalian pottery is part of the Latvian Cultural Canon and has become one of the most striking examples of Latvian culture. The new commemorative coin features a candelabra – a typical Latgalian ceramic candle holder. Latgale and Kurzeme have seen the traditional pottery making develop for an extended period of time, but it is in Latgale only that it has been preserved down the ages and passed on from generation to generation.
The author of the graphic design of the national side of the new commemorative coin is artist Gundega Rancāne, while the author of the plaster model is Jānis Strupulis. The author of the common side of the coin is artist Luc Luycx, and the material and size of the coin is the same as that of other 2 euro circulation coins.
The price of the 2 euro coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality available in gift packaging is 7.90 euro, and the purchase limit for one buyer is 7 pieces (total mintage 5000 pieces), while the price of the circulation coin set is 25.00 euro, and the purchase limit for one buyer is 7 sets (total mintage 7000 sets).
The national side of the commemorative coin bears the inscriptions "LATVIJA", "LATGALES KERAMIKA" (Latgalian Ceramics) as well as the year of issue (2020). The edge of the coin, like all other 2 euro circulation coins of the Republic of Latvia, features the inscription "DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU *" (God Bless Latvia). The new 2 euro coin has been minted by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania).
The set of circulation coins "Latgalian Ceramics" contains the euro circulation coins issued in 2020 whose nominal value ranges between 1 cent and 2 euro, including the new 2 euro commemorative coin.
"Latgalian Ceramics" will be the only 2 euro commemorative coin issued by Latvijas Banka this year.