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10 centų LITHUANIA (1997)

10 centų 1997 - Lithuanian coins
10 centų 1997 - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
17.0 mm 2.6 g 1.7 mm CuZnNi
obverse:
in the centre Coat of Arms (Vytis) by Arvydas Kazdailis, below in two lines: LIETUVA / 1997 (Lithuania and year of issue)
reverse:
face value: 10 centered, below centered: CENTŲ, both composed inside a convex, triangle, pine-tree-like pattern
edge:
reeded
issue date:
1997
withdrawal date:
15 I 2015
designer:
Antanas Žukauskas
mint:
Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius
mintage:
1997 ???
There were 166,700,000 coins of various types of 10 centų denomination in Lithuanian circulation on December 31, 2013. In 2014 they were being withdrawn gradually from circulation.
varieties:
1997 - a) all elements on the reverse thin or b) all element thick like in later years (differences especially visible inside digit 0 of the denomination and between digits 1 and 0)

Variety of 10 centu from 1997
interesting facts:
The winning design of new Lithuanian coins 10, 20 and 50 centų as well as 1, 2 and 5 litai proposed by Antanas Zakauskas contains clear concave and convex elements, which allow distinguishing between the types of coins even by sight-impaired. Usage of bimetal technology for the coins of higher face values 2 and 5 litas not only improved fast type recognision, but also limited forgery activities.

The obverse side of 10, 20 and 50 cents of 1997 differs slightly from coins with dates 1998 and higher. The most distinguishable change is the finishing of the front right horse-hoof from the flat in 1997 to down-pointed in 1998 and later.

obverses of lithuanian coins
last update: 1 I 2015

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