Coin dedicated to Lithuanian language to be presented

Coin dedicated to Lithuanian language to be presented in Writers’ Hall at Vilnius University

On Monday, 14 December, the Bank of Lithuania is issuing into circulation a 2 euro commemorative coin, dedicated to the Lithuanian language. The coin’s national side bears one of the most beautiful and meaningful Lithuanian words AČIŪ (Thanks).    

On the same day, 11 a.m., the new coin will be presented in the Writers’ Hall at the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University (the Domus Philologiae building, 1st floor, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius).

Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania; Dr Antanas Smetona, Dean of the Faculty of Philology, who is the author of the brochure to be issued together with the coin; Liudas Parulskis and Giedrius Paulauskis, designers of the coin; representatives of the Bank of Lithuania and Lithuanian Mint, as well as the University community will participate in the event.

You are kindly invited to attend!


The commemorative 2 euro coins dedicated to the Lithuanian language were minted at the UAB Lithuanian Mint. The mintage of the coin is 1 million, including 10 thousand of a higher (BU) quality in a numismatic package.

At its Cash Offices, the Bank of Lithuania will offer for sale coins in a numismatic package (the price per package is €9). The rest of the mintage will be issued to banks as normal circulation currency; obtaining it at the Bank of Lithuania’s Cash Offices at nominal value will not be possible.

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