Bank of Lithuania


The obverse of the coin features Vytis in the centre, surrounded by a stylised meridian arc, the inscription UNESCO PASAULIO PAVELDAS, LIETUVA, 2015 (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE, LITHUANIA, 2015), denomination (€20) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.


The reverse of the coin features an artistic composition that seeks to immortalise globally-significant achievements in science and technology while studying the Earth’s meridian arc, which covers 10 nations. The Struve Geodetic Arc is named in honour of F. G. W. Struve, a scientist who performed geodetic measurements through the triangulation method and systemised the results. The inscription STRUVĖS GEODEZINIS LANKAS (STRUVE GEODETIC ARC) is arranged in a semicircle.

Denomination: €20
Composition: silver Ag 925
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Weight (g): 28.28
Quality: proof
Designed by Tadas Žebrauskas
On the edge of the coin: GIREIŠIAI N55º54'09" E25º26'12" * MEŠKONYS N54º55'51" E25º19'00" * PALIEPIUKAI N54º38'04" E25º25'45"*
Release date: 2015
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Coin description


Last update: 04-01-2018