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: 27.50 mm
Weight: 11.10 g
Quality: UNC
Coin type: collector

Designed by Giedrius Paulauskis

Edge of the coin: rimmed
Release date: 19/02/2019
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: 12-07-2021