Lithuania is getting ready for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by issuing a commemorative coin.
The Bank of Lithuania on July 25 released a Proof .925 fine silver
The coin shows the Lithuanian Olympic Committee logo on the obverse,
along with the denomination.
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The reverse of the coin shows a swimmer, along with the host city
name in Lithuanian, the year date and the Mint mark of the Lithuanian Mint.
According to the Bank of Lithuania, the coin depicts Ruta Meilutyte,
who earned Lithuania’s only gold medal in swimming for her performance
in the 100-meter breaststroke during the 2012 London Games as a
15-year-old. She is poised to lead the Lithuanian women’s swimming
team again in Rio this year.
The coin was designed by Ruta Nicaljene and Giedrius Paulauskis.
The coin weighs 28.28 grams, measures 38.61 millimeters in diameter
and has a mintage limit of 7,000 pieces.
Collectors may purchase the coin from distributor Royal Scandinavian
Mint, but pricing was unavailable at press time.
To learn more, visit the distributor website.