5 EUR coin dedicated to Physics
Lithuanian Bank released 5 euro collector coin for physics on 29th of March, 2016. This is the third coin of the series “Lithuanian science”. Vilnius University Rector prof. A. Žukauskas was glad that coins release coincided with the fiftieth anniversary of first Lithuanian laser lightening.
The obverse of the coin features a stylised coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, Vytis, which is depicted against a background of interfering coherent light waves, surrounded by the inscription LIETUVA (LITHUANIA) 2016, 5 €. The reverse of the coin – a stylized reflection of the laser light pulse, and written LIETUVOS MOKSLAS (Lithuanian science), Fizika (Physics). According to the Chairman of the Board of Bank of Lithuania V. Vasiliauskas, there is no doubt that the laser star, that is visible on the reverse of the coin, symbolizes a bright and promising future of Lithuania physics.
Metal: Gold (Au 999)
Diameter – 13,92 mm
Weight– 1,244 g
Mintage 5 000
Launched on March, 2016
The coin was minted at UAB „Lietuvos monetų kalykla“ (Lithuanian Mint)