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1 litas LITHUANIA (2009) Vilnius - European Capital of Culture

1 litas 2009 Vilnius - Lithuanian coins
1 litas 2009 Vilnius - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
22.3 mm 6.25 g 2.2 mm Cu72Ni25
obverse:
coat of Arms (Vytis) by Vytautas Narutis is centered, along the top edge: LIETUVA (Lithuania), along the bottom edge face value: 1 LITAS
reverse:
muse of arts standing at the easel with Gediminas Tower topped with Lithuanian flag in the centre, below date of issue: 2009 centered, along the edge: VILNIUS - EUROPOS KULTūROS SOSTINE (Vilnius - European Capital of Culture)
edge:
five reeded and five plain sections
issue date:
18 III 2009
withdrawal date:
15 I 2015
designer:
Vytautas Narutis
mint:
Mint mark Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius (mintmark at the right edge of the obverse)
mintage:
2009 1 000 000
interesting facts:
Since 1985 European Union Council designates a town to be called European Capital of Culture for a period of a calendar year. In 2009, Vilnius together with Linz, Austria were holding this prestigious title. European Union assigns for the chosen towns special funds, which can be spent for advertising cultural achievements of the city, the region or the country. The money helps to extend the offer of international meetings, concerts or festivals therefore boosting fame of the chosen towns.

We are attaching the view to the Gediminas Tower. This remaining piece of a castle crowns a hill in Vilnius city centre.

the Gediminas Tower
photo: Jurijas Azanowas
last update: 1 I 2015

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