Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

The centre of the obverse of the coin bears the tricolour, symbolising the independence of the Lithuanian State, which provided the basis for becoming a full member of both NATO and the EU. The flag is surrounded by the coat of arms of the Lithuanian State, the Vytis, the inscription “LIETUVA” (LITHUANIA), the denomination (€20), the year of issue (2024) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint. In the background of the coin are fragmented NATO and EU symbols depicted at different matting levels.

Reverse

The centre of the reverse of the coin bears the tricolour, symbolising the independence of the Lithuanian State, which provided the basis for becoming a full member of both NATO and the EU. The flag is surrounded by NATO and EU symbols alongside the dates of Lithuania’s accession to NATO and the EU: 29 March 2004 and 1 May 2004. In the background of the coin are Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty written in microtext and the musical notes of the EU anthem – Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Coin dedicated to Lithuania's membership in NATO and the EU
Coin dedicated to Lithuania's membership in NATO and the EU
Denomination: €20
Composition: silver Ag 925
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Quality: PROOF
Coin type: collector

Designed by Antanas Pocevičius

Edge of the coin: plain
Pre-order from 21/03/2024
Release date: 28/03/2024
Mintage: 2,000 pcs
Price: EUR 87.00 (inclusive of VAT)
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint


Coin description

Obverse and reverse are minted form two joined tables. Edge of the coin

Lithuania’s accession to NATO and the European Union 20 years ago was a historic and decisive step in the country’s quest for security and integration into the European community. Upon meeting all of the necessary conditions and criteria for membership, on 29 March 2004, Lithuania officially became a member of NATO. This ensured not only military security, but also the trust of foreign investors, who saw this step as a guarantee of stability and security.

The 20 years since Lithuania’s accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004 are a testament to the country’s determination to become an integral part of the European family. EU membership has opened up new opportunities for economic growth, the development of education, and social well-being, allowing Lithuanians to move, study and work freely across the EU. Moreover, EU membership allows Lithuania to be part of the overall decision-making process that shapes the policy and strategy of the EU.

Last update: 22-04-2024