From 4 March to 28 May at the premises of the National History Museum of Latvia (Brīvības bulvāris 32, Rīga) new exhibition “100 Years: Litas, Lats, Kroon” is on display.
The international traveling exhibition “100 Years: Litas, Lats, Kroon” is dedicated to the anniversaries of the national currencies of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: the Lithuanian litas was put into circulation on 2 October, 1922, the Latvian lats – on 2 November, 1922, but the Estonian kroon came into circulation in 1928. In 2023, the renewed Latvian lats and Lithuanian litas celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Estonian kroon already celebrated it last year. Significant turning points in the history of the three Baltic states and their monetary systems prompted the numismatists of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to look back at the processes of emergence and revival of national currencies, their common features and differences.
The exhibition was created by the National History Museum of Latvia, the National Museum of Lithuania and the Estonian History Museum in cooperation with the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, the Bank of Estonia Museum (Eesti Pank Museum), the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, and it was financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
The exhibition was on display at the National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius until 5 February, from 4 March to 28 May it will be on display at the National History Museum of Latvia in Rīga and from 15 June to 10 December – at the Estonian History Museum in Tallinn.