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50 centų LITHUANIA (1997)

50 centų 1997 - Lithuanian coins
50 centų 1997 - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
23.0 mm 6.0 g 2.1 mm CuZnNi
obverse:
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
reverse:
face value: 50 centered, below centered: CENTŲ, all surrounded by a ring of 14 identical patterns of a pine-tree
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 25,700,000 coins of various types of 50 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 In 2014 they were being withdrawn gradually from circulation.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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