Lithuanian central bank issues collectors coins to commemorate Baltic Way
the Lithuania Tribune
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The two collectors coins - 25 and 50 litas - issued into circulation by the Bank of Lithuania to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way depict a tree that is symbolic of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joining together in a living chain.
The first batch of Lithuanian euro coins are being delivered to the Bank of Lithuania's vault in Vilnius. On 1 January 2015, they will be released into circulation. The total amount of coins necessary for the euro adoption and to ensure reserves is about 370 million units; their weight - 1,740 tons, says the Bank of Lithuania in a statement.
Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, is attending a meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, says the Bank of Lithuania in a statement.
The main event to mark 25 years of the Baltic Way will take place in Saločiai, close to the Lithuanian-Latvian border. The heads of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian parliaments will join hands with citizens of all three countries.