2 Litai

2 Litai -  obverse2 Litai -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Lithuania
Period Republic (1990-date)
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
Number N# 3988
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 112,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 39
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Lithuania in the center with the country name above and the date below

Lettering: LIETUVA 1999

Translation: Lithuania 1999

Engravers: Antanas Žukauskas , Arvydas Každailis

Žukauskas Antanas (9 March 1939, Pienionys) is a Lithuanian engraver and medalist.
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

The value within the circle and ornamentation formed of 2 groups of curved bars that are positioned symmetrically to the vertical axis of the coin in the outer ring

Lettering: 2 LITAI

Engraver: Antanas Žukauskas

Žukauskas Antanas (9 March 1939, Pienionys) is a Lithuanian engraver and medalist.

Edge

Segmented reeding (the edge is divided into 5 rimmed sections parted by gaps of the plain surface with three central bars of each section are thicker than the rest)

2 Litai -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

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

there are two types  of 2008 year

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  0.85 2.18 2.67 17% Type A
1999  0.88 0.85 0.73 2.43 46% Type A
2000  0.6% Type A; In sets only
2000  5 000 0.5% Type A; Proof
2001  0.76 1.21 22% Type A
2002  0.70 1.82 23% Type B
2003  1.0% Type A; In sets only
2003  10 000 0.7% Type B; Proof
2008  200 0.5% Proof
2008  0.79 1.21 2.43 3.05 28% Type A
2009  500 0.4% Proof
2009  0.73 1.21 1.66 13% Type B
2010  1.21 1.74 7% Type B
2011  4 500 1.0% In sets only
2012  3.24 1.5%
2013  3.64 1.3%
2014  1.4% In sets only

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