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10 euro cent LITHUANIA (from 2015)

10 euro cent from 2015 - Lithuanian coins
10 euro cent from 2015 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
19.75 mm 4.1 g 1.93 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
obverse:
in the centre inside a circle a knight in armor riding a horse jumping left; behind knight's head year of issue; on the bottom: LIETUVA (Lithuania); at the edge over a background of horizontal lines a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
right from the centre face value: 10, below in two lines: EURO / CENT; on the left a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
1 I 2015
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Antanas Žukauskas, Arvydas Každailis, Luc Luycx (initials LL after 10 on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of the Lithuanian Mint Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius (mint mark before LIETUVA on the obverse)
mintage:
2015 34 965 000 + 35 000 in annual boxed sets
interesting facts:
In 2007 a short series (ca. 10,000 pcs.) of coins of this type was struck to prepare the mint and vending-machines producers for introduction of euro currency. As a result of delaying the introduction the coins produced with year of issue 2007 became some kind of commemorative tokens.
last update: 16 X 2015

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