20 euros silver coin 2016 Lithuania – 100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas
20 euros proof coin with box.
Coin is made of silver (Ag 925)
Diameter – 38,61 mm
Weight– 28,28 g
Issued in 2017
The obverse of the coinfeatures a stylised Vytis within the Semiotic Square, on the top – the text LIETUVA, below – the denomination of the coin (€20), and to the left – the date of issue (2017).
On the reverse of the coin – a portrait of Algirdas Julien Greimas, as well as the number marking his centenary – 100.
Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917–1992), one of the most famous thinkers of the modern age, was born in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution, to family f Lithuanian war refugees. He assed
away in the period when Europe was still reeling after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The swift rise of the Republic of Lithuania in 1918–1940, its halt by the Soviet and Nazi occupations, which during WWII crushed Greimas’ homeland, post-war Europe’s transformation into a continent of exile and the Cold War, the Sorbonne youth rebellion in 1968 and later subsequent events – all of this determined the road that Greimas took.