Bank of Lithuania

As of 16 January 2016, litas is no longer considered legal tender. For an unlimited time, at the Bank of Lithuania cash offices, you can exchange any amount of litas coins, issued from 1991, free of charge.

5 litas

  • Issued from 1998

On the edge of the coin: PENKI LITAI (repeated twice and detached by a parting mark)

Composition: central part (core) – gold-coloured alloy of copper, aluminium and nickel; outside part (ring) – white-coloured alloy of copper and nickel

Diameter (mm): 27.50
Thickness (mm): 2.35
Weight (g): 10.10

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2003*, 2008*, 2009, 2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013, 2014*

* Available only in coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (5 litas) in the centre of the coin. On the outside part (ring) is an ornament formed from three evenly spaced groups of curved bars. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, surrounded by the year of issue and the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania). The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.
  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: alloy of copper and nickel

Diameter (mm): 23.00
Weight (g): 4.36

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

 

The reverse features the denomination (5 litas) in the centre of the coin, with diagonal rays coming down from the top.  The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below. 

2 litas

  • Issued from 1998

On the edge of the coin: five rimmed sections parted by gaps of plain surface; the three central bars of each section are thicker than the rest.

Composition: central part (core) – white-coloured alloy of copper and nickel; outside part (ring) – gold-coloured alloy of copper, aluminium and nickel

Diameter (mm): 25.00
Thickness (mm): 2.20
Weight (g): 7.50

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2001, 2002, 2003*, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014*.

* Available only in the coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (2 litas) in the centre of the coin. On the outside part (ring) is an ornament formed from two groups of curved bars. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, surrounded by the year of issue and the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania). The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: alloy of copper and nickel

Diameter (mm): 20.50
Weight (g): 3.46

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

The reverse features the denomination (2 litas) in the centre of the coin, with diagonal rays coming down from the top.  The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below. 

1 litas

  • Issued from 1998

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: white-coloured alloy of copper and nickel

Diameter (mm): 22.30
Thickness (mm): 2.20
Weight (g): 6.25

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003*, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014*.

* Available only in the coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (1 litas) in the centre of the coin, surrounded by an ornament formed from curved bars. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, surrounded by the year of issue and the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania). The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.
  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: alloy of copper and nickel

Diameter (mm): 16.75
Weight (g): 2.35

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

The reverse features the denomination (1 litas) in the centre of the coin, with diagonal rays coming down from the top. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

50 centas

  • Issued from 1997

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: alloy of copper, zinc and nickel

Diameter (mm): 23.00
Thickness (mm): 2.10
Weight (g): 6.00

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003*, 2008*, 2009*, 2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014.

* Available only in the coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (50 centas) in the centre of the coin, surrounded by an ornament formed from a chevron pattern and divided into 14 equal parts.The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, surrounded by the year of issue and the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania). The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.
  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: alloy of copper, zinc and tin

Diameter (mm): 21.00
Weight (g): 3.03

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

The reverse features the denomination (50 centas) in the centre of the coin, surrounded by an ornament around the edge. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

20 centas

  • Issued from 1997

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: gold-coloured alloy of copper, zinc and nickel

Diameter (mm): 20.50
Thickness (mm): 2.10
Weight (g): 4.80

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003*, 2008*, 2009*, 2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014.

* Available only in the coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (20 centas) in the centre of the coin, with a horizontal chevron pattern.The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue below. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.
  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: alloy of copper, zinc and tin

Diameter (mm): 17.50
Weight (g): 2.10

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

The reverse features the denomination (20 centas) in the centre of the coin, surrounded by an ornament around the edge. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

10 centas

  • Issues from 1997

 

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Composition: gold-coloured alloy of copper, zinc and nickel

Diameter (mm): 17.00
Thickness (mm): 1.70
Weight (g): 2.60

Designed by Antanas Žukauskas, Vytis adapted by Arvydas Každailis

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2003*, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014*.

* Available only in the coinsets of circulation coins.

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (10 centas) in the centre of the coin, on top of a triangular pattern.The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue below.
  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: alloy of copper, zinc and tin

Diameter (mm): 16.00
Weight (g): 1.40

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Birmingham Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 1996

The reverse features the denomination (10 centas) in the centre of the coin, surrounded by an ornament around the edge. The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

5 centas

  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: aluminium

Diameter (mm): 24.40
Thickness (mm): 1.35
Weight (g): 1.40

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (5 centas) in the centre of the coin. To the left is an ornament in the shape of a weather-vane, the central element of which is a leaf. On top of the ornament is a cross and small snakes. Below are two figures of angels blowing trumpets. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

2 centas

  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: aluminium

Diameter (mm): 21.75
Thickness (mm): 1.30
Weight (g): 1.12

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (2 centas) in the centre of the coin. To the left is an ornament in the shape of a primitive spindle, composed of three open triangles with small quadrants set in the right angles and a stylised sun pattern at the top. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

 
The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.

1 centas

  • 1991 issue

Edge of the coin: plain

Composition: aluminium

Diameter (mm): 18.75
Thickness (mm): 1.30
Weight (g): 0.83

Designed by Petras Garška

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Issued in 1991

Withdrawn from circulation on 16 January 2015

The reverse features the denomination (1 centas) in the centre of the coin. To the left is an ornament in the shape of triangle tulips, with the Columns of Gediminas in the middle. The edge is rimmed, with a plain inner side.

 
The obverse features the Vytis in the centre, with the inscription LIETUVA (Lithuania) and year of issue (1991) below.
Last update: 22-04-2017