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Lithuania (Lietuva) Modern Centu Coinage  1991 to Date
Lithuania (Lietuva) Modern Centu Coinage 1991 to Date

Lithuania became independent in 1990 and started issuing new coinage as a republic in 1991. Fortunately, they kept the neat horse-and-knight arms on their modern coinage, just as it appeared on earlier coinage.

The modern small-denomination coins are:

1 CENTAS: 1991 only, aluminum
2 CENTAI: 1991 only, aluminum
5 CENTAI: 1991 only, aluminum
10 CENTU: 1997 to 2000, brass
10 CENTU: 2003 to date, nickel-brass
20 CENTU: 1991 to 2000, brass
20 CENTU: 2003 to date, nickel-brass
50 CENTU: 1991 to 2000, brass
50 CENTU: 2003 to date, nickel-brass

Just about all of these coins carry low value. They are modern coins made out of non-precious metal, so their value is low, as follows:

1 CENTAS, 2 AND 5 CENTAI, 10, 20, AND 50 CENTU:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

A few of these coins are slighly more valuable. The 10, 20, and 50 centu minted in 1991 use a different pattern than after 1991. These carry small premiums:

10, 20, 50 CENTU DATED 1991
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

Also, post-2002 nickel-brass versions of the 10, 20, and 50 centu are available only in sets, not in circulation. These are more valuable by a few US dollars.

All the values on this page are catalog values. Be sure you understand how catalog values work. See our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 19789 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Chris, Tue, 18-Aug-2015 06:39:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 18-Aug-2015 12:58:19 GMT
Requester description: 1998 One side says 'LIETUVA' and '1998'under it, and above that is a soldier on a horse with a sword in the air and a shield also. The horse is either jumping or rearing.

The other side has a big hashmarked triagle taking most of the bottom half. It has a very big '10' on part of the hashmark and under that in the almost bottom of the triangle in medium big letters is the word 'CENTU' with a squiggle on the bottom of the 'U'. 10 centu 'Lietuva 1998:

'10 CENTU'
Tags: lithuania lietuva modern centu 10 one soldier horse sword air shield triagle triangle half part letters letter squiggle ones soldered soldiered soder soldiers solder soldjer pony horsehead hores horseback horses stallion sworeds swordlike swords broadsword sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields triangular triangles triange triagles parts leters lettering lettered squiggles scribbles swoosh squiggly squigle swirl twirly scribble curlycue swirls squiggley sqiggles swirly knight armor knights nobleman

  

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