Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

Both sides of the coin depict smelt fishing by attracting: wooden mallets rhythmically strike the end of a board placed in a man-made hole in the ice and create vibrations that attract the fish; the vibrations make them turn in circles and ultimately get entangled in the nets. The obverse of the coin portrays the view from above the ice. It features Vytis, the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, formed as if from frost, the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the year of issue (2019) and denomination €10.

Reverse

Both sides of the coin depict smelt fishing by attracting: wooden mallets rhythmically strike the end of a board placed in a man-made hole in the ice and create vibrations that attract the fish; the vibrations make them turn in circles and ultimately get entangled in the nets. The reverse of the coin portrays the view from below the ice and fish caught in the nets. A pad-printing technology was used to create the iridescent sheen on the fish. It features the inscription STINTŲ ŽVEJYBA VILIOJANT (SMELT FISHING BY ATTRACTING) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

Denomination: €10
Composition: silver Ag 925
Diameter (mm): 34.00
Weight (g): 23.30
Quality: proof
Designed by Eglė Ratkutė
On the edge of the coin: STINTA – PŪKI (SMELT – RUFFE)  
Date of issue: 29 January 2019
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Coin price (with a box): EUR 57.00, inclusive of VAT
Series: Lithuanian Nature
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

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Last update: 19-02-2019