World's First Transparent Ceramic Collector Coin

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The Bank of Latvia has looked to the transparent Perlucor material developed by ceramics manufacturer CeramTec for its collector coin, ‘The Earth’.

The coin demonstrates with simple elegance the versatility of this transparent technical ceramic, the uses of which range from traditional technical applications right through to jewelry, architecture and design.

The Bank of Latvia has issued the first transparent €5 collector coin, an innovation which for the first time unites a transparent ceramic with silver in one valuable coin. ‘The Earth’ is predominantly made of Perlucor, an advanced transparent ceramic from CeramTec. The material, in the shape of a transparent disc, symbolizes the universe, in which the Earth – jewel-like – floats.

The design of Latvian architect and designer Mārcis Kalniņš emerged as the winner of a competition organized by the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) in 2015. The commemorative coin is a limited edition with an initial circulation of 5,000.


CeramTec Group will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo 2018 in booth 638