Bank of Lithuania


The obverse of the coin features a stylised Vytis, the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, formed as if from a swarm of bees and a honeycomb full of honey. The honeycomb was foregrounded using a pad-printing technology. It also bears the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the year of issue (2020), denomination (€1.50) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.


The reverse of the coin depicts an old Lithuanian beekeeping tradition of harvesting honey from tree hollows: having climbed into a tree, a beekeeper, his head shielded with a beekeeping veil, is harvesting honey next to a swarm of bees. It also bears the inscription DREVINĖ BITININKYSTĖ (TREE BEEKEEPING).

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Denomination: €1.50
Composition: copper and nickel alloy
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Weight: 11.10 g
Quality: UNC
Coin type: collector

Designed by Vytautas Narutis

Edge of the coin: rimmed
Pre-order from 12 August 2020
Release date: 19 August 2020
Mintage: 30,000 pcs
Price: EUR 2.00, inclusive of VAT
Series: Lithuanian Nature
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

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Last update: 12-07-2021