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2013.06.05 14:18

Bank of Lithuania launches new commemorative coins

DELFI.lt2013.06.05 14:18

The Bank of Lithuania launched 25 litas coin, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Lithuanian Sąjūdis movement – from the series ‘Lithuania’s Road to Independence’, the bank said in a statement, the Baltic Course has informed referring to the news agency ELTA. 

The Bank of Lithuania launched 25 litas coin, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Lithuanian Sąjūdis movement – from the series ‘Lithuania’s Road to Independence’, the bank said in a statement, the Baltic Course has informed referring to the news agency ELTA.

The obverse of the coin features Vytis, a stylised coat-of-arms of the Republic of Lithuania, and fragments of barricades in the centre; the inscription Lietuva (Lithuania) is arranged in a semicircle above them; the respective denominations 50 litas are placed at the bottom. The edge of the coin bears twice the inscription ‘Su Sąjūdžiu Už Lietuvą’ (With Sąjūdis For Lithuania).

On the reverse of the coins, a fragment of a photograph by Zinas Kazėnas is memorialised in the centre, the year of issue 2013 on the left, the inscription Lietuvos Sąjūdis 25 – Lithuanian Sąjūdis 25 on the right. The photograph features a young Lithuanian woman hoisting the national flag above the head of Soviet soldiers. The edge of the 25 litas coin is rimmed. 

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