Lithuanian Euro Coins

Lithuania is an EU member state, and as such also a member of the Economic and Monetary Union. Its currency, the litas, has been pegged to the euro at 3.4528 litas to 1 euro since 2002, and it has been part of ERM II since 28 June 2004, shortly after the country joined the EU on 1 May 2004. In February 2013, the government of Lithuania approved a plan for euro adoption in 2015. This made it the last of the three Baltic States to adopt the euro, after Estonia (2011) and Latvia (2014).

Design of Lithuanian euro coins

Euro coins issued by Lithuania bear the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, as was the wish of the majority of the Lithuanian population. This wish was discovered through a public opinion survey made by the Bank of Lithuania, which, having estimated the results of the survey, formulated the terms and conditions of the tender for the design of plaster models for the national side of euro coins.

14 artists participated in the Bank of Lithuania open tender announced in 2004 and presented 54 plaster models. The Currency Design and Production Commission of the Bank of Lithuania selected five works for further consideration to be awarded prizes. The works by the sculptor Antanas ┼Żukauskas from Vilnius was selected as the best.

On 24 February 2005 the Board of the Bank of Lithuania approved three plaster models by this author to be used for the national side of euro coins: for 1 and 2 euro coins; 10, 20 and 50 euro cent coins; and 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins. The Vytis will be surrounded by 12 stars: against the background of vertical lines on 1 and 2 euro coins; against horizontal lines on 10, 20 and 50 euro c ent coins; and on a plain surface on 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins. These euro and cent coins that will circulate in the entire euro area will be minted by the State Company Lithuanian Mint operating in Vilnius.

Lithuanian Starter-kits

The Baltic state announced in March 2014, that in advance to euro adoption three different types of starter-kits will be released to the public, by December 2014:

  • 900.000 starter-kits for individuals: The kit contains 23 coins for a total of €11,59 (40.000 ltas)
  • 60.000 starter-kits for small businesses: The kit contains 320 coins in mint-rolls, 8 rolls of coins with the usual number of coins in each (1, 2 and 5 cents - 50 coins, 10, 20, 50 cents - 40 coins, 1 and 2 euro - 25 coins). The value of the starter-kit rises to 111 euros
  • 50.000 starter-kits for larger businesses: The larger starter-kits contain 600 coins with a total nominal value of 200 euros. They contain 15 rolls of all denominations, 3 rolls of 1 cent coins, 2 rolls of 2, 10, 20 cents, 2 rolls of 1 and 2 euros, 1 rolls of 5 and 50 cents coins

The Lithuanian 2 euro coin edge inscription

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The edge of the Lithuanian euro coins
 
LAISVE, VIENYBE, GEROVE (Freedom, Unity, Well-Being)

Mintmarks on Lithuanian euro coins

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Mintmark represents the Lithuanian Mint Lietuvos monet┼│ kalykla (Lithuanian Mint House, LMK) logo

Lithuanian BU sets

The Bank of Lithuania will also produce 35.00 BU sets and 7.000 Proof sets.

Image of Lithuania 2 euros coin
Lithuania 2 euros - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars against the background of vertical lines. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 3.25 Buy
Image of Lithuania 1 euro coin
Lithuania 1 euro - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars against the background of vertical lines. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 1.70 Buy
Image of Lithuania 50 cents coin
Lithuania 50 cents - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars against the background of horizontal lines. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.95 Buy
Image of Lithuania 20 cents coin
Lithuania 20 cents - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars against the background of horizontal lines. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.55 Buy
Image of Lithuania 10 cents coin
Lithuania 10 cents - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars against the background of horizontal lines. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
Image of Lithuania 5 cents coin
Lithuania 5 cents - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars on plain surface. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. The first to receive the ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
Image of Lithuania 2 cents coin
Lithuania 2 cents - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars on plain surface. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. The first to receive the ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.30 Buy
Image of Lithuania 1 cent coin
Lithuania 1 cent - Vytis

The coin bears the symbol of the Lithuanian national emblem Vytis, surrounded by 12 stars on plain surface. The Order of the Cross of Vytis was the first state decoration of the pre-war Lithuania reinstated on 15 January 1991. The first to receive the ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.25 Buy