Bank of Lithuania

Obverse

The national side of the coin depicts the characteristic surroundings of Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, which belongs to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme: remote islands of a unique bird lake and Lithuania’s largest wetland as well as its distinctive fauna. In the foreground there is a great bittern reaching for a fire-bellied toad floating in the water. In rushes depicted on the right there is an aquatic warbler, above – a flock of common cranes and a mute swan, symbolising the establishment of the Reserve. The composition is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), ŽUVINTAS, UNESCO, the year of issue (2021) 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 image of Europe. 

Denomination: €2
Composition: alloy
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50

Designed by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis (national side), Luc Luycx (common side)

On the edge of the coin: LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ * (FREEDOM * UNITY * WELL-BEING *)
Pre-order from 12 May 2021
Release date: 19 May 2021
Mintage: 500,000 pcs, including 5,000 BU-quality coins in a numismatic package
Price: BU quality – EUR 9.00 (inclusive of VAT), unc quality – exchanged according to denomination
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint
Denomination: €2
Composition: alloy
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50

Designed by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis (national side), Luc Luycx (common side)

On the edge of the coin: LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ * (FREEDOM * UNITY * WELL-BEING *)
Pre-order from 12 May 2021
Release date: 19 May 2021
Mintage: 500,000 pcs, including 5,000 BU-quality coins in a numismatic package
Price: BU quality – EUR 9.00 (inclusive of VAT), unc quality – exchanged according to denomination
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

Coin description

Brochure BU coin

Last update: 12-05-2021