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150th Birth Anniversary of Maironis
150 лет со дня рождения Майрониса
Presented by
The Bank of Lithuania
Nominal value
50 litas
Weight
28,28 g
Diameter
38,61 mm
Weight
28,28 g
Mintage
3000 pcs.
Production quality
Proof
Designer
Graphic design and sculptor model is made by sculptor Rytas Jonas Belevičius
Producer
Lithuanian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
In the centre of the obverse there is a stylized Vytis, the coat of arms of Lithuania, with the inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania), 50 LITŲ and 2012 arranged in a semi-circle. The reverse of the coin has a stylized portrait of Maironis, an extract from Maironis’ work “Pavasario balsai” (Voices of Spring), a facsimile of his signature and the number “150”, indicating his birth anniversary. The edge of the coin bears the inscription GINKIME KALBĄ, ŽEMĘ, JOS BŪDĄ! (Protect our language, land, traditions!)
A brief annotation
Jonas Mačiulis (Maironis) was a poet, playwright, professor of theology, history and literature, prelate, herald of Lithuania’s rebirth, national bard, and one of the most prominent figures of Lithuanian poetry. The whole epoch of poetic culture is associated with his name.
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