Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

The centre of the national side of the coin features a bear standing on its hind legs, with a chain collar on the neck. It has been depicted in the coat of arms of Samogitia since the 16th century. The bear is situated against a shield topped with a crown, which is held by an armoured soldier (a symbol of courage, sacrifice and patriotism) and a goddess with an anchor (a symbol of hope). Below is a Latin inscription PATRIA UNA (one fatherland).The composition is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania) and ŽEMAITIJA (Samogitia), the year of issue (2019) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

Reverse

The common side of the coin features a geographical depiction of Europe.

Denomination: €2
Composition: alloy
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50
Designed by Luc Luycx (common side) and Rolandas Rimkūnas (national side)
On the edge of the coin: LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ (FREEDOM * UNITY * WELL-BEING)
Release date: 10 September 2019
Mintage: 500,000 pcs, of which 5,000 coins are BU quality in a numismatic package
Price: BU quality – EUR 9.00 (inclusive of VAT), unc quality – exchanged according to denomination
Series: Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

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Last update: 10-09-2019