Lithuanian Commemorative Coin: 150th Anniversary of the 1863–1864 Uprising

The Bank of Lithuania is issuing this year a commemorative 50 litas coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the 1863–1864 Uprising.

After the division of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth among Russia, Prussia  and Austria at the end of the 18th century,  the lands of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania went to the Russian Empire. Throughout the 19th century uprisings against  the subjugators broke out more than once  in different lands of the former state. One of the last attempts to restore the independent state was the 1863–1864 Uprising.

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The obverse of the coin bears the coats-of-arms of the 1863–1864 Uprising with the inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania) and 2013 above it, and 50 LITŲ (50 litas) at the bottom. Also on the coin is featured the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

The reverse of the coin bears artistically depicted arms; at the top, the inscription 1863-1864 SUKILIMAS (the 1863–1864 Uprising) appears written in a semi-circle.

Technical Details:

Material: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Designers: Vidmantas Valentas and Giedrius Paulauskis
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Mint: Lithuanian Mint

 

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