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1 litas LITHUANIA (2011) European Basketball Championship 2011

1 litas 2011 European Basketball Championship - Lithuanian coins
1 litas 2011 European Basketball Championship - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
22.3 mm 6.25 g 2.2 mm Cu72Ni25
obverse:
the coin is imitating a basketball ball with a three-dimensional effect; above the centre Lithuanian Coat of Arms (Vytis); below in concave lettering: LIETUVA (Lithuania); lower face value: 1 LITAS; on the bottom year of issue: 2011
reverse:
the coin is imitating a basketball ball with a three-dimensional effect; on the right in four lines: 2011 / EUROPOS / KREPŠINIO / ČEMPIONATAS (2011 European Basketball Championship)
edge:
five reeded and five plain sections
issue date:
21 VI 2011
withdrawal date:
15 I 2015
designer:
Liudas Parulskis, Giedrius Paulauskis
mint:
Mint mark Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius (mint mark with 3d-effect after LITAS on the obverse)
mintage:
2011 1 000 000
interesting facts:
The European Basketball Championship 2011 (EuroBasket 2011) was organised by Lithuania. It is the second time that Lithuania hosts the championship of the continent. In 1939 Lithuanians did not show much hospitality and as hosts won golden medals. In 2011 the European champions became Spanish, who defeated in the final French team 98:85.
last update: 1 I 2015

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