1991 - Lithuanian - 1 Centas
1 centas coin: diameter - 18.75 mm, thickness - 1.30 mm, weight - 0.83 g. The 1 centas coin has a square ornament with triangle tulips in each corner. In the center there is a symbol of the columns of Gediminas.
1 centas coin
The obverse of the coin carries an image of the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Lithuania (Vytis) in the centre with the inscription LIETUVA under it. Below is the year of issue. The coin has a rim, the inner side of which is plain.
The reverse shows the number 1 on the right side. To the left of the number is a square ornament with triangle tulips on each angle. In the centre of the pattern, the symbol of "the pillars of Gediminas" is placed. In the bottom part of the coin the word CENTAS is positioned symmetrically to the vertical axis of the coin. The coin has a rim, the inner side of which is plain.
Specifications: diameter — 18.75 mm; thickness — 1.30 mm; weight — 0.83 g.
The edge of the coin is plain.
The designer of the coin is sculptor Petras Garška.
The coin was minted at the state enterprise Lithuanian Mint
Issued in 1991.
Coins of the Lithuanian litas
These coins are made from aluminium. The coins' edge is plain. These coins are the first permanent coins released after the restoration of independence in 1990. Unlike other coins they bear the same date - 1991 - no matter the year of actual production. The design has not changed even though they bear an old version of the Coat of Arms (the horse's tail looks down instead of up, the knight is leaning forward, and other details).
Value 1 Centas (0.01 LTL)
Weight 0.83 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑