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2 litai LITHUANIA (2012) Palanga Resort

2 litai 2012 Palanga - Lithuanian coins
2 litai 2012 Palanga - coins of Lithuania
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.0 mm 7.5 g 2.2 mm Cu72Ni25 / CuZnNi
obverse:
in the centre Coat of Arms (Vytis) by Arvydas Každailis, along the top edge: LIETUVA (Lithuania); along the bottom edge face value: 2 LITAI
reverse:
in the coin centre Coat of Arms of Palanga town; along the top edge: PALANGA; along the bottom edge year of issue 2012
edge:
five reeded sections separated by shorter plain sections; in each of reeded sections three middle mills are thicker
issue date:
4 XII 2012
withdrawal date:
15 I 2015
designer:
Giedrius Paulauskis
mint:
Mint mark Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (The Lithuanian Mint), Vilnius (mintmark at the right edge of the obverse)
mintage:
2012 100 000
thematic series:
 Resorts of Lithuania - a series of commemorative Lithuanian 2 litai coins:
2 LITAI 2012 Birštonas 2 LITAI (2012) Birštonas
2 LITAI (2012) Druskininkai 2 LITAI (2012) Druskininkai
2 LITAI (2012) Neringa 2 LITAI (2012) Neringa
2 LITAI (2012) Palanga 2 LITAI (2012) Palanga
interesting facts:
In the 16th and 17th centuries Palanga was the most important seaport of Lithuania and an important centre on amber mining, which resembles the amber necklace in today's coat of arms of the town. The harbour was destroyed by the Swedes in 1701 and the city immediately lost its importance. Only in the 19th century a wooden pier was constructed and the first summer residences appeared which gradually made the town a relaxation area. In 1952 Palanga acquired the status of resort, and since then it has expanded its sanatorium infrastructure and health services.

Coat of Arms of Palanga town.

Palanga town Coat of Arms
licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 1 I 2015

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