2020 lithuanian numismatic program

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

Central Bank of Lithuania just unveiled its 2020 numismatic program.

 


€2 coin dedicated to aukstaitija region


 

On the obverse, the national side of the coin features a coat of arms with an armour-clad knight holding a sword in his right hand. The coat of arms is held by two angels, symbolically exalting and protecting Aukštaitija, one of the most important regions of Lithuania and the cradle of its statehood.

Below is a Latin inscription PATRIAM TUAM MUNDUM EXISTIMA (consider your homeland to be the whole world). The composition is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania) and AUKŠTAITIJA, the yearmark (2020) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

 


Denomination: €2

Material: alloy copper/nickel

Diameter (mm): 25.75

Weight (g): 8.50

Designed by Luc Luycx (common side) and Rolandas Rimkūnas (national side)

See here article dedicated to this artist (clic on link)

On the edge of the coin: LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ *

(FREEDOM * UNITY * WELL-BEING *)

Release date: to be issued in the first quarter of 2020

Mintage: 500,000, of which 5,000 coins in BU quality, in numismatic package

Series: Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions.

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 


2020 BU set


 

The national side of the coins bears Vytis, the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, surrounded by the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA) and the yearmark (2020) arranged in a semi-circle.

The coins also features the 12 stars of the European flag. The mark of the Lithuanian Mint is also included.

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 

Release date: 2020-01-15

Mintage: 6,000 sets

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

 


First Digital Coin


 

The size and form of the physical silver coin resembles a credit card, depicting the Act of 16 February 1918 as well as a digitised picture of the Council of Lithuania.

The latter consists of more than 36,500 pixels – the approximate number of days that have passed since the date of the Act of Independence. The Lithuanian flag on the reverse of the coin depicts the national anthem inscribed in a binary code. The obverse of the coin bears Vytis – the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania – incorporated in a QR code linked to the e-shop where digital tokens will be offered for sale.

The weight of the silver coin is 36.36 g, quality – proof like. The physical coin and digital tokens were designed by Giedrius Paulauskis.

The Bank of Lithuania intends to issue 24,000 blockchain-based digital collector tokens. Each token will feature one of the 20 signatories of the Act of Independence and will be divided into six categories depending on their occupation, with 4,000 tokens allotted to each group.

When purchasing the digital coin, collectors will get six randomly selected digital tokens and, having collected a token from each of the six categories, will be able to redeem a physical silver coin. The tokens will be available for purchase and storage in a dedicated wallet at the e-shop of the Bank of Lithuania. They could also be used as a gift, exchanged with other collectors or transferred to a public NEM wallet.

LB COIN is the world’s first blockchain-based digital collector coin created by the Bank of Lithuania. By implementing this unique idea, the central bank seeks to gain invaluable experience and knowledge in the field of virtual assets. The digital coin is also expected to turn a qualitatively new page in the history of Lithuania’s numismatics and to engage more people, especially the youth, in coin collecting.

The digital collector coin is expected to be issued in spring 2020.

 

 

 

Obverse and reverse of the silver physical coin

 


€10 HA GAON coin


 

The obverse of the coin bears the sign of Lithuanian Jews (Litvaks), the community identity symbol representing the identification of Lithuanian Jews, as citizens, with the State of Lithuania since the reign of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Above it , the face value (€10) and below, the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the yearmark (2020), the mark of the creative team of the graphic project and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

The main design of the coin is surrounded by the inscription “The Year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania” in the Lithuanian and Hebrew languages as well as the number 5780 which stands for the year 2020 in the Jewish calendar.

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 


Denomination: €10

Material: silver Ag 925/1000

Weight: 23.30g

Quality: proof Designed by Viktorija Sideraitė-Alon, Jūratė Juozėnienė, Albinas Šimanauskas

On the edge of the coin: JEI NORĖSI, IR TU TAPSI GENIJUM

(IF YOU WILL IT, YOU TOO CAN BE A GENIUS)

and the Yiddish translation of the phrase

Release date: second quarter of 2020

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

 

 

 


€1.5 and €10 Tree bees keeping coin


 

The obverse of the coin features a stylised Vytis, the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, formed as if from a swarm of bees and a honeycomb full of honey.

The honeycomb was foregrounded using a pad-printing technology. It also bears the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the yearmark (2020), face value (€10) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 

2020 lithuanian numismatic program

 


Face value: €10

Material: silver Ag 925

Weight (g): 23.30

Quality: proof

Designed by Vytautas Narutis

On the edge of the coin: stylised images of bees

Date of issue: to be issued in the second quarter of 2020

Series: Lithuanian Nature

Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

 


Face value: €1.50

Material: copper and nickel alloy

Diameter (mm): 27.50

Weight (g): 11.10

Quality: UNC

Designed by Vytautas Narutis

Edge of the coin: rimmed

Release date: to be issued in the second quarter of 2020

Series: Lithuanian Nature

 


Coins dedicated to the Sea Festival


 

Denomination: €5

Composition: silver Ag 925

Weight (g): 12.44

Quality: proof

Release date: to be issued in the third quarter of 2020

Series: Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations

 


 

Denomination: €1.50

Composition: copper and nickel alloy

Diameter (mm): 27.50

Weight (g): 11.10

Quality: unc

Release date: to be issued in the third quarter of 2020

Series: Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations

 


Coin dedicated to the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo


 

Denomination: €20

Composition: silver Ag 925

Weight (g): 28.28

Quality: proof

Release date: to be issued in the third quarter of 2020

 


Coin dedicated to Agricultural Sciences


 

Denomination: €5

Composition: gold Au 999

Diameter (mm): 13.92

Weight (g): 1.244

Quality: proof

Release date: to be issued in the third quarter of 2020

Series: Lithuanian Science

 

 


Coin dedicated to Environmental Protection


 

Denomination: €5

Composition: silver Ag 925

Weight (g): 12.44 g

Quality: proof

Release date: to be issued in the fourth quarter of 2020

 


€2 Coin dedicated to the Hill of Crosses


This place is inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity. 100 000 crosses stand on the hill, from its basis to its top. Nobody knows about the exact origin of this tradition. Soviet regim considered it as a religious symbol and a symbol of resistance against communism. They distroyed three times the site.

 


Denomination: €2

Composition: alloy copper/nickel

Diameter (mm): 25.75

Weight (g): 8.50

Release date: to be issued in the fourth quarter of 2020

Mintage: 500,000, of which 5,000 coins are BU quality in numismatic package


Sources: Central bank of Lithuania and NUMISMAG.

 

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