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Euro Banknotes and Coins

Lithuania (examples). Euro coins issued by Lithuania will bear the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, as was the wish of the majority of the Lithuanian population. This wish was discovered through a public opinion survey made by the Bank of Lithuania, which, having estimated the results of the survey, formulated the terms and conditions of the tender for the design of plaster models for the national side of euro coins.


14 artists participated in the Bank of Lithuania open tender announced in 2004 and presented 54 plaster models. The Currency Design and Production Commission of the Bank of Lithuania selected five works for further consideration to be awarded prizes. The works by the sculptor Antanas Žukauskas from Vilnius was selected as the best.


On 24 February 2005 the Board of the Bank of Lithuania approved three plaster models by this author to be used for the national side of euro coins: for 1 and 2 euro coins; 10, 20 and 50 euro cent coins; and 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins. The Vytis will be surrounded by 12 stars: against the background of vertical lines on 1 and 2 euro coins; against horizontal lines on 10, 20 and 50 euro cent coins; and on a plain surface on 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins.


These euro and cent coins that will circulate in the entire euro area will be minted by the State Company Lithuanian Mint operating in Vilnius.

 

 

       2 euro coin

 

   1 euro coin

 

 

    50 euro

   cent coin

 

    20 euro

   cent coin

 

   10 euro

  cent coin

 

 

   5 euro

  cent coin

 

    2 euro

   cent coin

 

    1 euro

   cent coin

 

More information on euro coins, banknotes and their security features is available on the European Central Bank internet website.

 

 


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