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2 Litai

2 Litai -  obverse2 Litai -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Lithuania
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2014
Value 2 Litai (2 LTL)
Currency New litas (1993-2014)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in aluminium-bronze ring
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-2015
References KM# 112,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 39
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

National arms within circle and date

NOTE: different types of design and size of lettering
Type A: larger "2", broader pattern lines on reverse
Type B: smaller "2", finer pattern lines on reverse

Lettering: LIETUVA 1999

Engraver: Antanas Žukauskas, Arvydas Každailis

Arvydas Stanislavas Každailis is a Lithuanian artist, best known as the creator of many coat of arms for cities and towns of Lithuania. For his achievements in Lithuanian art, he was awarded the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas in 1999. Každailis studied graphics at the Vilnius Academy of Art from 1957 to 1962. After graduation he worked as a teacher at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art from 1965 to 1985. In 1987 he joined the Lithuanian Heraldry Commission. As of 2007, he held 22 personal exhibitions in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Reverse

Value within circle
The outside circle has an ornamentation formed of 2 groups of curved bars that are positioned symmetrically to the vertical axis of the coin.

Lettering: 2 LITAI

Engraver: Antanas Žukauskas

Edge

Segmented reeding
The edge is divided into 5 rimmed sections parted by gaps of plain surface. 3 central bars of each section are thicker than the rest

2 Litai -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  0.65 1.94 2.38 17% Type A
1999  0.76 0.94 1.34 46% Type A
2000  0.7% Type A; In sets only
2000  5,000 0.4% Type A; Proof
2001  0.76 1.35 23% Type A
2002  0.63 1.62 23% Type B
2003  1.1% Type A; In sets only
2003  10,000 0.9% Type B; Proof
2008  200 0.4% Proof
2008  0.68 0.93 2.89 29% Type A
2009  500 0.3% Proof
2009  1.08 1.79 13% Type B
2010  1.62 7% Type B
2011  4,500 1.1% In sets only
2012  2.91 1.7%
2013  1.3%
2014  1.5% In sets only

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