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10 EUR coin, dedicated to smelt fishing by attracting

10 EUR coin,
10 EUR coin,

Both sides of the coin feature smelt fishing by attracting: wooden mallets rhythmically strike the end of a board placed in the man-made opening in the ice and create vibrations that attract the fish; these vibrations make the fish turn in circles and this way they are caught in the nets. The obverse of the coin depicts the view from above the ice, reverse – the view from below it. The obverse of the coins features Vytis, the coat of arms of Lithuania, formed as if from frost. The coins also feature the inscriptions LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), the year of issue (2019) and denomination €10. A pad-printing technology was used create the iridescent sheen on the fish, making them appear to be caught in a beam of sunlight, on the reverse side of the silver coin. The inscriptions STINTŲ ŽVEJYBA VILIOJANT (SMELT FISHING BY ATTRACTING) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint are on the reverse side of the coin as well.

Alloy: Silver Ag925
Diameter: 34,00 mm
Quality: proof
Mintage: 3 000 pcs.
Designed by: Eglė Ratkutė
Minted at: Lithuanian Mint
Issued: 2019

Price 63 EUR