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20 centų LITHUANIA (1997)

20 centų 1997 - Lithuanian coins
20 centų 1997 - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
20.5 mm 4.8 g 2.1 mm CuZnNi
in the centre Coat of Arms (Vytis) by Arvydas Každailis, below in two lines in thick lettering: LIETUVA (Lithuania) shifted to the left and issue date: 1997 centered
face value: 20 centered, below two symmetric pine branches patterns horizontally aligned, below centered: CENTŲ
issue date:
withdrawal date:
15 I 2015
Antanas Žukauskas
Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius
1997 ???
There were 82,900,000 coins of various types of 20 centų denomination in Lithuanian circulation on December 31, 2013. In 2014 they were being withdrawn gradually from circulation.
interesting facts:
The winning design of new Lithuanian coins 10, 20 and 50 centų (centas) as well as 1, 2 and 5 litai (litas) proposed by Antanas Žukauskas 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 recognition, 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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