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Document C2014/385/05

New national sides of euro circulation coins

OJ C 385, 31.10.2014, p. 14–14 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

31.10.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 385/14


New national sides of euro circulation coins

(2014/C 385/05)

On 23 July 2014 the Council of the European Union decided that the Republic of Lithuania fulfils the necessary conditions for the adoption of the euro on 1 January 2015 (1).

From 1 January 2015 the Republic of Lithuania will therefore issue euro coins, subject to the approval by the ECB of the volume of the issue (cf. Article 128(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union).

Euro circulation coins have legal tender status throughout the euro area. The Commission publishes all new euro coin designs (2) with a view to informing all parties required to handle coins in the course of their work as well as the public at large.

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Issuing country : Republic of Lithuania

Date of issue : January 2015

Description of the designs

All denominations show the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Lithuania. At the bottom, the name of the issuing country ‘LIETUVA’ with the mint mark at its left side. On the top right side of the design, the year of issuance ‘2015’.

The differences in design consist of inserted artistic elements — lines — in the background of the stars in two of the three designs: the laying of lines in the vertical position as in 1 and 2 euro coins and the horizontal position as in 10, 20 and 50 euro cent. The background of stars in the design of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent is plain.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

The edge-lettering of the 2-euro coin bears the inscription ‘LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ *’, meaning Liberty-Solidarity-Prosperity.


(1)  Council Decision 2014/509/EU of 23 July 2014 on the adoption by Lithuania of the euro on 1 January 2015 (OJ L 228, 31.7.2014, p. 29).

(2)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1, OJ C 254, 20.10.2006, p. 6 and OJ C 248, 23.10.2007, p. 8 for a reference to the other euro coins.


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