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Metal litases and cents - modern coins of Lithuania

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Republic Lithuania Monetary unit is the litas which consists of 100 cents. In monetary circulation there are coins in nominal value 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 litases.

The Republic Lithuania is member country the European union .

The First litases have been entered in Lithuania on October, 2nd, 1922, having replaced ostmark and ostruble, both from which have been manufactured by occupational German armies during the First World War. In 1925 of denomination coins have been entered into 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 litases. Coins in lits were minted from silver. Coins of 10 litases have been entered in 1936. All these coins have been developed by sculptor Juozasom Zikarasom (1881-1944). On obverses portraits of Jonas Basanavichjus and Vitautas Velikiy which has been replaced subsequently by a portrait of president Antanas Smeton are represented.

In 1993, with disintegration Soviet Union , of denomination coins have been entered into 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 litases. Coins 1, 2 and 5 cents are executed from aluminium, 10, 20 and 50 cents from bronze, and a coin in lits from a Copper-Nickel. In 1997 of a coin 10, 20 and 50 cents began to produce from alloy nickel-brass, and in 1998 bimetallic coins of 2 and 5 litases are manufactured. On obverses of all coins the arms plotting in the center and the state name "Lietuva" capital letters.

The First coins of Lithuania have been rapped out in the United Kingdom. Now all coins are minted on government facilities "the Lithuanian mint" which has begun the activity in September, 1992 and helps to reduce expenses for production of coins.

Nominal value: 1 lits
Stamping: 2005
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
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the Obverse of 1 lits of Lithuania the Reverse of 1 lits of Lithuania
Nominal value: 2 lits
Stamping: 2001
the Material: the Center - a Copper-Nickel, a ring - a brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 2 lits of Lithuania the Reverse of 2 lits of Lithuania
Nominal value: 5 litases
Stamping: 1998
the Material: the Center - a brass, a ring - a Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 5 litases of Lithuania the Reverse of 5 litases of Lithuania

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