The exhibition Latvian Money from the lat to the euro was opened on 19 December in the Eesti Pank museum. It tells the story of the history of money in Latvia and is being presented to coincide with the adoption of the euro in Latvia. The exhibition will run until the end of February.
Eesti Pank will issue the silver seven-euro collector coin dedicated to the music of Raimond Valgre on 7 October. The coins will go on sale in the Eesti Pank museum and in SEB offices across Estonia from 1.00pm on 7 October at a price of 35 euros.
On 1 January 2014 Latvia will join the euro area and from that date the euro will be used in place of the Latvian lat at the exchange rate of 1 euro = 0.702804 lats. Eesti Pank, like the other central banks of the euro area, will exchange lat banknotes for euros from 2 January until the end of February at no charge.
Today, Eesti Pank Museum is opening its doors to visitors again, after renovation and extension. The display explains the activities of the central bank, the functioning of the economy, and the history of the central bank. The museum also has its own shop, where it is possible to exchange the Estonian kroons for euros.