Lithuania

Lithuania may adopt euro in 2015

On 4 June 2014, the European Commission released its 2014 Convergence Report, which assesses eight Member States’ readiness to join the single currency. The commission proposed that the EU Council of Ministers decide that Lithuania can adopt the euro on 1 January 2015. The council will take the final decision on the matter in the second half of July, after EU Heads of State and Government have discussed the subject at the 26-27 June European Council, and after the European Parliament has given its opinion.

Courtesy of Jim "Rubycored" Chen.

Lithuania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Lithuania cover
The Lithuania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 22-page catalog covers notes issued by Lietuvos Bankas (Bank of Lithuania) from 1922 to present day. Published 19 July 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Memel chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Memel cover

The Memel chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 5-page catalog covers every note (19 types and varieties, including 5 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Handelskammer des Memelgebiets (Chamber of Commerce of the Memel Territory) in 1922. Revised 24 November 2012.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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If you collect the entire world or a large number of countries, buying a $99 annual subscription is the best deal because it's less expensive than buying chapters individually, and it entitles you to every chapter currently available as well as everything published—or revised (click here to see the Change Log)—during the next 12 months.

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Lithuania issues revised 10- and 100-lita notes

On December 29, 2006, the Bank of Lithuania announced plans to order 50 million 10-litas notes, 45 million 50-litas notes, and 50 million 100-litas notes.

On March 5, 2008, both the 10- (US$4.40) and 100-litas (US$43.95) notes dated 2007 were issued with additional security features. Previous 10-litas notes dated 1997 and 2001, as well as 100-litas notes dated 2000, remain legal tender.


10 litas (US$4.40), 2007. Issued March 5, 2008. Like P65, but iridescent stripe to right of portraits with denomination as latent image, and no microperforation. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.


100 litas (US$43.95), 2007. Issued March 5, 2008. Like P62, but holographic stripe, denomination at left front in green-to-magenta OVI, denomination as electrotype watermark, and paper tinted green. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire.

Courtesy of Valdemar Griskevic.

Lithuania to issue revised 10- and 100-lita notes


On December 29, 2006, the Bank of Lithuania announced plans to order 50 million 10-litas notes, 45 million 50-litas notes, and 50 million 100-litas notes.

Both the 10- (US$3.80) and 100-litas (US$38.15) notes will contain additional security features, and therefore the new year of issue will be 2007. The 50-litas (US$19.05) notes will be unchanged from the 2003 design (Pick 67).

Courtesy of Bank of Lithuania.

Lithuania issues new date (2007) 20-lita note


20 litu (US$7.80), 2007. Issued June 11, 2007. Like Pick 66, but new date, iridescent strip with LTL and 20 as PEAK (printed embossed anticopy key), and no mircoperforations. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH. 135 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Valdemar Griskevic.