Based on dealers', mints' and central Banks' news mails, ultra-modern numismatist Pabitra Saha reports on the latest coin
designs. I was curious about this one from Latvia, and he kindly gathered the following information for The E-Sylum. Thanks!
There is a children's book titled "pieci kaki" ( five cats) by Albert Kronenberg. It has stories based on 5 cats and was
released in 2014 and became very popular. The coin commemorates that folk tales book. This is what Bank of Latvia has to say:
"The obverse of the coin features a bed with five sleeping cats. The bed-foot is decorated with an image and the inscription
2015. The names of five cats – Muris, Ņuris, Incis, Mincis and Puncis – are arranged in a semi-circle on the right.
"A cat holding a porridge bowl is placed in the centre. Cats with smaller bowls and spoons are featured on either side of the
central motif. The words KAĶI (CATS) and EURO, with the inscription of the coin's value and cats' number "5" in
between them, are placed at the top. (Reverse)"