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2 euro LITHUANIA (from 2015)

2 euro from 2015 - Lithuanian coins
2 euro from 2015 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
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 vertical lines a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 2, on the right inscription EURO; in the background of the inscription 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 with concave inscription: edge Lithuanian 2 euro
LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ * (freedom, unity, well-being)
issue date:
1 I 2015
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Antanas Žukauskas, Arvydas Každailis, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO 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 24 965 000 + 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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