2 Euro Vilnius

2 Euro (Vilnius) -  obverse2 Euro (Vilnius) -  reverse

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Features

Country Lithuania
Period Republic (1990-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.43 USD
Currency Euro (2015-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 228
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Vilnius — capital of culture and art

Obverse

The old town of Vilnius as the centre of Lithuanian culture represented by the free-standing bell tower of the St. John's Church of Vilnius University, In the background, the Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost is to the left along with the two towers of the Church of St. Catherin to the right. The country name is to the upper right above the date and mintmark. The twelve stars of the European flag are shown on the outer coin ring.

Lettering:
VILNIUS LIETUVA 2017
LMK

Translation:
Vilnius Lithuania 2017
LMK

Designers: Vladas Oržekauskas, Giedrius Paulauskis

Giedrius Paulauskis is a Lithuanian sculptor.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ *

Translation: Freedom * Unity * Well-Being

2 Euro (Vilnius) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

LMK Lithuanian Mint (Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla), Vilnius, Lithuania (1990-date)
Mintmark of Lithuanian Mint

Comments

The shown design is the winning design for the coin issue designed by Vladas Oržekauskas.

Date of issue 31-08-2017

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2017 LMK 990,000 2.43 3.04 3.31 3.65 98%
2017 LMK 10,000 12.16 6% BU Coin Card

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