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Coin dedicated to Užgavėnės

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Coin dedicated to Užgavėnės EUR 49.00

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The obverse features a character of Užgavėnės – a horse rider, i.e. a person dressed up in a costume that makes him appear to be riding a horse. The coin also features the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the year of issue (2019), denomination (€5), and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.

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The reverse features distinctive attributes of Užgavėnės, a lively end-of-winter celebration: in the centre – Morė, the effigy of winter, surrounded by a beggar, a crane, a witch baking pancakes, Lašininis, a symbol of winter, Kanapinis, a symbol of spring, and a goat playing an accordion. The composition is surrounded by the inscription UŽGAVĖNĖS and the slogan of the celebration: ŽIEMA, ŽIEMA, BĖK IŠ KIEMO! (WINTER, WINTER GO AWAY FROM OUR YARDS!). A pad-printing technology was used to create the impression of flames surrounding Morė.
Denomination: €5
Composition: silver Ag 925
Diameter: 28.70 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Quality: PROOF

Designed by Giedrius Paulauskis

Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Release date: 19/02/2019
Minted at the Lithuanian Mint

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On the edge of the coin: JEI NEBĖGSI, IŠVARYSIM, SU BOTAGAIS IŠBAIDYSIM! (IF YOU STAY, WE WILL OUST YOU, WHIPPING YOU AWAY!)

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