Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

The obverse of the coin depicts the history of the city through artistic means: the centre features the Gediminas’ Tower, around which the life of the city revolves, with the images of the city’s buildings portrayed in a kaleidoscopic way and the year of the founding of the city (1323) incorporated in the image. The composition represents a bird’s eye view. Below there is the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the denomination (€10), the year of issue (2023) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin depicts the legend of the founding of Vilnius through artistic means. According to the legend, Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, following a hunting trip, dreamt of an iron wolf, whose loud cry moved the waters of the Neris River. A sage named Lizdeika explained to Gediminas that a city would be built here, and its name would be heard all around the world. The composition is surrounded by the inscription “VILNIUS”, “700” and the initials of the author.

Coin dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius
Coin dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius
Denomination: €10
Composition: silver Ag 925
Weight: 23.30 g
Quality: PROOF
Coin type: collector

Designed by Vytautas Narutis

Edge of the coin: plain
Release date: Q1-2 2023
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint


Coin description

A granite surface motif in the background stylistically connects both the obverse and reverse of the coin.

Last update: 19-01-2023