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20 euro cent LITHUANIA (from 2015)

20 euro cent from 2015 - Lithuanian coins
20 euro cent from 2015 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
22.25 mm 5.74 g 2.14 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
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
right from the centre face value: 20, 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)
plain with seven indents (Spanish flower shape)
issue date:
1 I 2015
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
Antanas Žukauskas, Arvydas Každailis, Luc Luycx (initials LL after 20 on the reverse)
Mint mark of the Lithuanian Mint Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius (mint mark before LIETUVA on the obverse)
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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