2021 lithuanian numismatic program

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

Last update 01/01/2021

The Bank of Lithuania announced its 2021 numismatic program with the planned issuance of two new €2 commemorative coins and joint issues with Poland.

In April 2021, on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the 1791 Constitution – the magnum opus of the reborn Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the national banks of Lithuania and Poland will jointly issue collector coins dedicated to this historic date.

The central banks have already agreed on the common designs and inscriptions to be included on these precious metal coins, which are expected to be issued in both countries on the same day in April 2021.

On this occasion, the Bank of Lithuania plans to issue a 20 euro silver coin dedicated to the 230th Constitution of May 3 and the Mutual Commitment of the Commonwealth of the two nations, with an estimated circulation of 2,500 coins.

Narodowy Bank Polski plans to issue a 100 gold coin złotys and a 50 silver coin złotys dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the 1791 Constitution – the magnum opus of the reborn Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, with an estimated circulation of 1,200 and 6,000 coins respectively.

 

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

 

Adopted in 1791, the Constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is widely regarded as the first modern written national constitution in Europe and second  in the world, after the Constitution of the United States.

 

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

All 2021 lithuanian collectors visuals 

 

In 2021, the Bank of Lithuania also plans to issue two commemorative 2-euro coins dedicated to the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme) and Dzūkija (from the series “Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions”).

The coin dedicated to the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve will be issued in the amount of 500,000 coins for circulation and 5,000 coins in coincard, in BU quality.

The €2 DZUKIJA coin will be issued up to 5,000 BU coins in coincard.

On the national side of the coin is depicted a coat of arms and a soldier in armor holding the halberd in his right hand, pointing to a silvery white shield on the left. The coat of arms or shield is held by two lynx.

The Latin inscription “GENTE BELICOSISSIMA POPULUS LABORIOSUS” has also been engraved on this side.

On the edge is engraved the motto: FREEDOM – UNITY – PROSPERITY (LAISVĖ – VIENYBĖ – GEROVĖ).

The coin was minted by the Lithuanian Mint and engraved by Rolandas Rimkūnas.

 

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

2021 €2 region of Dzūkija

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

The Lithuanian engraver and coin designer, Rolandas RIMKUNAS

 

A 20 euro collector coin will be dedicated to the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo. Initially scheduled for 2020, this coin has been postponed for one year. The new coin will be minted with 2021 year mark, and not 2020 as originally planned.

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

 

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

Obverse and reverse of the 2021 €20 – TOKYO Olympics

The coin was struck by the Mint of Lithuania.

In addition, the Central Bank will also introduce additions to its coin series. In 2021, it plans to issue 1.5 and 5 euro collector coins dedicated to the Sea Festival (from the series “Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations”).

The 5€ coin is struck in proof quality with a mintage of 2,500 coins. It is made of silver 925/1000. Its weight is 12,44g and its diameter is 28,7mm.

The coin was struck by the Mint of Lithuania.

The obverse was designed by Eglė Ratkutė and Adele Žemaitienė. The reverse side was designed by Rytas Jonas Belevičius.

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

 

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

2021 proof €5 Sea Festival 

The UNC version intended for circulation will count 30,000 coins.

It is made of copper and nickel. Its weight is 11.10g and its diameter is 27.5mm.

The coin was minted by the Mint of Lithuania.

The obverse was designed by Eglė Ratkutė and Adele Žemaitienė. The reverse side was designed by Rytas Jonas Belevičius.

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

2021 UNC €1.5 coin dedicated to Sea Festival

 

The Bank of Lithuania will issue a €5 gold coin dedicated to social sciences (from the “Lithuanian Sciences” series).

It will be made of 999/1000 gold. Its weight will be 1.244g and its diameter 13.92mm.

It will be struck in proof quality, during the fourth quarter of 2021 by the Lithuanian Mint.

The Bank of Lithuania will also issue its first €1.5 and €5 collector coins from the series “Tales from my childhood”, which will be dedicated to the fairy tale “Eglė – Queen of Snakes”.

The 5€ coin will be in silver 925/1000 in proof quality. Its weight will be 12.44g and its diameter will be 28.37mm.

The 1.5€ coin will be in cupronickel in UNC quality. Its weight will be 11.10g and its diameter will be 27.5mm.

 

It will also issue an annual BU set.

This coinset will be issued on 14/01/2021. The mintage indicated by the Lithuanian Mint is 6,000 sets.

The set contains only the 2021 circulating coins, in BU quality.

2021 lithuanian numismatic program

2021 lithuanian BU set

 

Sources: Bank of Lithuania and NUMISMAG.

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