Money Museum presents coin for 25th anniversary of diplomatic recognition of Lithuanian State
On Thursday, 8 September, the Bank of Lithuania will issue into circulation a collector silver coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the consolidation of Lithuania’s independence. Public presentation of the new coin has been planned for that same day at the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.
The coin reflects the process of the Lithuanian State’s diplomatic recognition and acceptance to international organisations in 1991. The national flags on the reverse of the coin are arranged in the chronological order of the recognition of the State of Lithuania after declaration of its Independence in 1990.
The presentation will be attended by Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister, and Vaidotas Sankalas, Honorary Consul in Iceland. Rūta Ničajienė, the artist who designed the coin, and Prof Dr Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, the author of the brochure to the coin, have been invited to the event.
The beginning of the coin’s presentation (at Totorių g. 2/8, Vilnius) is 11 a.m. We kindly invite everyone who takes an interest in Lithuania’s history and collector coins!
The coin was minted at the UAB Lithuanian Mint. Mintage — 4,000 pcs.
It will be possible to purchase the coin from its date of issuance at the cash offices of the Bank of Lithuania in Vilnius and Kaunas. It will also be distributed by official distributors of numismatic items.
The video presenting the coin can be seen here.