2017 €1.5 and €10 lituanian coins dedicated to race pony and dog
- August 01, 2017
The Central Bank of Lithuania emitted two coins with €1,5 and €10 face value. The reverse of these parts is dedicated to Žemaitukas pony or “small Samogitian”. It is a Lithuania native race. Its origin remains dubious, but it is related to an indigenous group of race horses resulting from crossing of horse of the forests and Konik, a Polish race, both probable descendants of Tarpans. This race has been well-known for the 6th and 7th centuries. Its seniority confers an important emotional and financial asset to him in Lithuania. These horses were used as military horses during baltic crusades. These two coins are also devoted to the lituanian pedigree dogs. The drawing of this side is the work of Rūta Ničajienė.
With the obverse stand knight VITIS, allegorical figure of the Lithuanian euro numismatic. It is the work of the engraver Giedrius Paulauskis.
The €1,5 coin is sold starting from July 21st, 2017. 25 000 coins have been struck. These are made of a cupronickel alloy, have a 2,7cm diameter, for a weight of 11,10g. The slice is striated but not hallmarked. The €10 coin is sold starting from July 21st, 2017. Only 2000 coins have been struck. These are made of 925/1000 silver (fine silver), with a 3,4cm diameter and a weight of 23,30g. The hedge is hallmarked with print drawings of pony horseshoes, but not striated. These parts are part of the series of monetary cuts devoted to nature.
Source: Central bank of Lituania.