2 Euro Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve

2 Euro (Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve) -  obverse2 Euro (Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Lithuania
Period Republic (1990-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2021
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.10
Currency Euro (2015-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 282044
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme - Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve

Obverse

The design depicts the characteristic surroundings of Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, which belongs to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme: remote islands of a unique bird lake and Lithuania’s largest wetland as well as its distinctive animals.
In the foreground there is a great bittern reaching for a fire-bellied toad floating in the water. In rushes depicted on the right there is an aquatic warbler, above – a flock of common cranes and a mute swan, symbolising the establishment of the Reserve.
The design is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), ŽUVINTAS, UNESCO, the year of issue (2021) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.
The design is realised by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIETUVA
2021
LMK
ŽUVINTAS UNESCO

Designers: Eglė Ratkutė, Ernestas Žemaitis

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean. 12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Designer: 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

Script: Latin

Lettering: LAISVĖ ★ VIENYBĖ ★ GEROVĖ ★

Translation: FREEDOM ★ UNITY ★ PROSPERITY ★ in Lithuanian

2 Euro (Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

Date of issue 19-05-2021


© Lietuvos Bankas

The edge has  some wrong inscription!
——
The Bank of Lithuania informs that part of the 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve were minted with an error in the edge lettering. Instead of the Lithuanian inscription LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ *, the Latvian inscription DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU is used on the edge. The error only occurs on coins that are in the BU coincard. It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the BU coins got the Latvian edge lettering.

"The Bank of Lithuania asked the Lithuanian Mint to clarify the circumstances of the events and to ensure the prevention of errors in the future. An internal investigation is being carried out at the Lithuanian Mint, and additional process control and prevention actions have been taken. The Lithuanian Mint regrets the situation."

Source: Lietuvos Bankas


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