The obverse of the coin bears a knitting that features the main motif of the fairy tale, the inscription “Lietuva” (Lithuania) and a symbolic silhouette of the Vytis. The composition, as an allusion to a cosy evening when fairy tales are told, is surrounded by small stars and the moon, the denomination €5, the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint and 2024, the year of issue.
The reverse of the coin features the silhouette of the main character in the fairy tale (the sister) and the symbolic figures of her twelve brothers, Black Ravens, descending and turning into human beings. A symbolic tattoo – the tree of life – on the sister’s back depicts the key moments of her life: birds, winds, clouds, a mountain, children, a bonfire and a crown are all depicted using Lithuanian folk ornaments, reinforcing the mystical plot of the fairy tale. The composition is surrounded by the inscription “Dvylika brolių, juodvarniais lakstančių” (The Twelve Brothers, Twelve Black Ravens).