2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

In 2022,  Collectors and commemorative euro coins will be issued in 8 different themes by Lithuania’s central bank. At this point, Lithuania will issue three 2 euro commemorative coins.

A €2 commemorative coin will be dedicated to celebrating 100 years of basketball in Lithuania. The national side is designed by artist Egidijus Rapolis.

On the national side of the coin, in the central part, the outline of the map of Lithuania is represented as a basketball court, marking that basketball has been played in Lithuania for 100 years. The inscriptions “Lithuania”, “1922-2022” are gathered in a semicircle around the map of the coin. Also on the obverse is the logo of the manufacturer, UAB Lithuanian Mint.

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

Mintages: 

UNC coins (circulation): 742 500 coins

BU coins (collectors market): 7 500 coins

 

Another €2 commemorative coin will mark the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme (the coin will also be issued by other euro area member states).

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

First version of 2022 €2 ERASMUS PROGRAM coin 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

Second version and final one

The main difference between the two versions is the place of lithuanian mint mintmark and of the issuing country, Lithuania. You, may also notice that in contradiction of many other countries projects, JOAQUIN JIMENEZ (designer of the joint issue coin) initials are not engraved under ERASMUS pencil.

Mintage: 300 000 coins in UNC condition

 

Bank of Lithuania did confirm the project of the third 2022 €2 commemorative coin designed by artist Rolandas RIMKUNAS, dedicated to SULVAKIJA region,  in continuation of the series “Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions”.

On the national side of the coin is a bowl in the coat of arms, the shield is decorated on both sides with silver oak twigs with acorns, at the bottom connected by a silver ribbon with the inscription “Unity does not bloom. The oak branches symbolize the deep history of the region, which dates back to the pagan times of the state of Lithuania. The Bull was once the most common animal in the region. At the top of the composition is the inscription “Lithuania”, the year of issue of the coin 2022, at the bottom – “Suvalkija” and the logo of the coin manufacturer UAB “Lietuvos mint”.

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

Mintages:

circulation (UNC): 495 000 coins

BU (coincards): 5 000 coins

 

The year 2022 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Bank of Lithuania and 3 collector coins will be issued to commemorate the occasion:

  • a €50 gold coin

 

Face value: €50
Material: Gold (999/1000)
Diameter: 22,30 mm
weight: 7,78 g
Coin surface quality PROOF
Issuing date: Q3 2022

 

  • a €20 silver coin

Face value: €20
Material: Silver (925/1000)
Weight: 8,28 g
Coin surface quality PROOF
Issuing date: Q3 2022

 

  • €1.5 coin (minted from a copper and nickel alloy)

 

Nominal value: €1.50
Metal: alloy
Diameter: 27,50 mm
Weight: 11,10 g
Surface quality of the coin UNC
Output time Q3 2022

 

A €50 gold coin will also be issued to commemorate the centenary of the Constitution of the State of Lithuania.

 

Face value: €50
Material: Gold (999/1000)
Diameter: 22,30 mm
weight: 7,78 g
Coin surface quality PROOF
Issuing date: Q3 2022

 

The Bank of Lithuania will highlight the issue of climate change by issuing a collector coin dubbed “There Is No Planet B”, which will be dedicated to environmental protection.

 

Denomination: €10
Material: Silver (925/100)
weight: 23,30 g
Coin surface quality PROOF
Issuing date: 2022 II quarter

 

Artificial intelligence, another topic of high relevance today, will also be commemorated by a silver collector coin.

 

Face value: €20
Material: Silver (925/1000)
Weight: 28,28 g
Coin surface quality PROOF
Issuing date: Q4 2022

 

 

Moreover, the Bank of Lithuania will introduce additions to its coin series. It plans to issue €1.5 and €5 collector coins dedicated to the fairy tale “Zuikis Puikis”, continuing the coin series “Tales from My Childhood”.

On the obverse of the coin is a knit, in which the main motif of the fairy tale is throwz, the inscription “Lithuania”, the symbolic silhouette of Vytis. The composition, as an allusion to a cozy evening, where fairy tales were followed, is surrounded by stars and moons, right – the denomination “5 €” and 2022.

The flip side of the coin is the fairy tale hero Bunny Excellent, as if he was shaving the track at school, seduced by the fun along the way, until finally the track sinks to number 2. The impression is amplified by the fun friends – the beasts of the forest, as if they were telling the story of this fairy tale. On the right is the fairy tale title “Bunny Excellent”, a game element is entered: the letters of the declassified alphabet that must be found.

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

 

Face value: €5
Metal:  Silver (925/1000)
Diameter: 28,70 mm
Weight: 12,44 g
Coin surface quality: PROOF
Coin designer: Eglė Žemaitė

Edge engraved with Stylized rabbits
Release time in 2022 T1
Coin minted at the UAB Lithuanian Mint

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

 

Nominal value: €1.50
Material: Copper metal and nickel alloy
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Weight: 11,10 g
Coin surface quality: UNC
Coin designer: Eglė Žemaitė

Time of release in 2022 T1
Mint: UAB Lithuanian Mint

 

The central bank will also issue its annual numismatic set of euro circulation coins.

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

 

2022 numismatic program of Lithuania

 

Sources: Bank of LITHUANIA and NUMISMAG.

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