Latvia 1-LATS (KM135) Hedgehog
When Latvia switched to the "new Lats" currency in 1993, the Bank of Latvia decided to diversify the design of the money by issuing 1-lats coins depicting signs, images, and events characteristic of Latvia.
Here's what the Bank of Latvia has to say about this uber-cute coin:
The hedgehog inhabits deciduous groves, bushes, edges of forests and often dwells also in parks and gardens close to people. The white-chested hedgehog, which is slightly stouter and with light-coloured hair on its belly and head, is found all over Latvia, whereas the brown-chested one is much more rare and is found mostly in Northern Vidzeme.
- Diameter: 21.7 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM135