Bank of Lithuania


The obverse of the coin features a character of Užgavėnės – a horse rider, i.e. a person dressed up in a costume that makes him appear to be riding a horse. It also features the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the year of issue (2019), denomination (€1.50), and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.


The reverse of the coin features distinctive attributes characteristic of Užgavėnės, a lively end-of-winter celebration: in the centre – Morė, the effigy of winter, surrounded by a beggar, a crane, a witch baking pancakes, Lašininis, a symbol of winter, Kanapinis, a symbol of spring, and a goat playing an accordion. The composition is surrounded by the inscription UŽGAVĖNĖS and the slogan of the celebration: ŽIEMA, ŽIEMA, BĖK IŠ KIEMO! (WINTER, WINTER GO AWAY!).

Denomination: €1.5
Composition: alloy
Diameter (mm): 27.50
Weight (g): 11.10
Quality: unc
Designed by Giedrius Paulauskis
Edge of the coin: rimmed
Date of issue: 19 February 2019
Mintage: 30,000 pcs
Coin price (without a box): EUR 2.00, inclusive of VAT
Series: Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

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Last update: 30-07-2019