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Money in Lithuania in 1914–1945

The virtual exhibition is intended for those interested in the development of banking and money in Lithuania. Divided into five thematic sections, the exhibition highlights the political, economic and financial situation in Lithuania from the beginning of World War I to the Soviet occupation. It also presents the history of the country's central bank of emission, the reasons behind its establishment and liquidation, as well as the monetary policy it conducted.

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World War I and the restoration of independence of the State of Lithuania (1914–1922)

Chronicle of the main events:

Money of the East Loan Bank (Oberost region):

Money of Klaipėda region:

Money of other local government bodies:

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The Monetary Reform (1922)

Chronicle of the main events:

Provisional banknotes issued on 10 September 1922:

Banknotes issued on 16 November 1922:

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Strengthening the financial system (1923–1930)

Chronicle of the main events:

Coins issued in 1925:

Banknotes issued in 1924–1930:

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The World Economic and Financial Crisis (1931–1938)

Chronicle of the main events:

Coins issued in 1936:

Coins and banknotes issued in 1938 (samples):

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World War II and the occupation (1939–1945)

Chronicle of the main events:

Soviet Union occupation money:

German occupation money:

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