Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

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 (€5), and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

Reverse

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!). A pad-printing technology was used to create the impression of flames surrounding Morė.

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Denomination: €5
Composition: silver Ag 925
Diameter: 28.70 mm
Weight: 12.44 g
Quality: proof
Coin type: collector

Designed by Giedrius Paulauskis

On the edge of the coin: JEI NEBĖGSI, IŠVARYSIM, SU BOTAGAIS IŠBAIDYSIM! (IF YOU STAY, WE WILL OUST YOU, WHIPPING YOU AWAY!)
Release date: 19/02/2019
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Coin price (with a box): EUR 49.00, inclusive of VAT
Series: Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint


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Last update: 12-07-2021