2 Euro coin 2019 Lithuania – Lithuanian multipart songs
UNC 2 euros coin.
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 500,000 pieces
Date of issue: 09.07.2019
€2 commemorative coin dedicated to sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs, inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
the 21st century, sutartinės became one of the most important cultural symbols, conveying Lithuanian identity and unifying the nation. Today, sutartinės can be heard at international folklore and neo-folk festivals, the Aukštaitija region festival ‘Sutarjėla’ and on many other occasions. Designed by Liudas Parulskis, the national side of the coin depicts linear motifs, symbolising polyphonic melodies of sutartinės. The lines are widening and narrowing again, spinning into a swirl decorated with various miniature geometric and nature figures. The common side of the coin – designed by Luc Luycx – features a geographical depiction of Europe.