20 euro coin 2018 Lithuania – Vilhelmas Storosta – Vydunas
20 euros proof coin.
Silver Ag 925
Diameter 38.61 mm
Weight 28.28 g
Issued in 2018
The reverse of the coin features Vydūnas (real name Vilhelmas Storosta, 1868–1953) – writer, philosopher and a society figure of Prussian Lithuania, or Lithuania Minor.
On the edge of the coin: Klausyti noriu ir tarnaut šviesybei, dorybės, žmoniškumo būt paveikslu (I WANT TO SERVE AND BE GUIDED BY THE LIGHT, BE AN IMAGE OF VIRTUE AND HUMANITY)
Vydūnas (real name Vilhelmas Storosta, Vilhelmas Storostas, or Wilhelm Storost in German, 1868–1953) was a writer, philosopher and a society figure of Prussian Lithuania, or Lithuania Minor. The works of Vydūnas in various cultural domains are underpinned by the commitment to foster a nation of conscious and free people capable of contributing as fully as possible to the strengthening of humanity in the global culture.
With his philosophy of humanism, Vydūnas stands out among the pioneers of the Lithuanian national revival. He strongly believed that the national spirit is a prerequisite for fostering humanity, which empowers the nation with strength that cannot be broken by any forces. In Vydūnas’ view, the development of a free, conscious and creative individual is inseparable from a man for himself, a man for the nation, a man for the mankind.