Online book "Lithuanian Coins"

Lithuanian Coins / Publication issued by the Printing and Publishing Division of the Bank of Lithuania; Text by A.Dulkys, S.Sajauskas, J.Galkus, Editorial board A.Dulkys, A.Gruodytė, V.Laurinavičius, V.Ružas, Designed by B.Leonavicius, The author of the coin photographs printed in the publication is Rolandas Ginaitis, Consultant A.Dulkys, Edited by R.Maciene, Translated by A.Barauskaite, A.Gaizauskas, D.Satienė, Translation edited by A.Gaizauskas. Vilnius: Lietuvos bankas. Printed by UAB "Baltijos kopija", 2006, 276 p., lithuanian and english, Mintage 1,200 pieces, ISBN 9986-651-45-X
The first section of the book “The road of the Lithuanian coin” introduces the creation of modern coins, peculiarities of the preparation of tools, and the technological minting process.
It describes the design elements of the obverse, reverse and edge of the coins. It also deals with coin security features and novelties in design by which harmony between old tradition and modern possibilities is sought.
The section “Lithuanian numismatics: From Mindaugas’ Kingdom to the Republic of Lithuania” presents the oldest Lithuanian money, such as silver bars, coins of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the litas of the pre-war Republic of Lithuania. The key types of coins, starting with low-value denarii and shillings to the gold ducats and portugals are described. It also deals with coin production technologies, the origins of the tradition of minting commemorative coins and the activity of the Mint of Lithuania in Kaunas.

The section “Modern coins” gives an overview of the history of the design of circulation coins in reborn Lithuania and their plastic features. Significant attention is focused on collectors coins issued to mark famous events and personalities, the composition and artistic peculiarities of the coins.
Title (pdf 29,1 KB)
Foreword (pdf 31,2 KB)
 Arūnas Dulkys
Juozas Galkus
Modern coins, Circulation coins (pdf 1,76 MB)
Cultural heritage (pdf 3,47 MB)
 World of sport (pdf 629 KB)
Abbreviations (pdf 38,5 KB)



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