Lithuania’s newest circulating commemorative €2
coin is now available.
The 2017 coin celebrates the capital city of Vilnius, highlighting
the architectural landscape of Vilnius by featuring the Bell Tower of
Vilnius University, the Tower of the Church of St. Francis and St.
Bernard, and the domes of an Orthodox church.
The obverse design shows a fragment of the Vilnius city panorama. At
the left side is the inscription VILNIUS and the mark of the
designers, Vladas Oržekauskas and Giedrius Paulauskis. At the top
right is the name of the issuing country LIETUVA and the year of
issuance 2017. At the center is the Mint mark.
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The edge lettering is the same as on €2 circulation coins issued in
Lithuania: LAISVĖ ★ VIENYBĖ ★ GEROVĖ (translating to “Freedom, Unity, Well-Being”).
In total, 1 million coins were released into circulation; 10,000 of
them were Brilliant Uncirculated examples sold at a premium to collectors.
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The ringed-bimetallic coin has a copper-nickel core and
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. The
common reverse shows a map of the European Union.
The €2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures 25.75 millimeters in diameter.