Lithuania’s euro coins show the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, Vytis. The image of the knight on horseback was first used in the 14th century. Beneath the coat of arms is the name of the country of issuance, “LIETUVA”. The coins were designed by the sculptor Antanas Žukauskas.
Euro coins and banknotes were introduced on 1 January 2002 in twelve countries. Today, the euro area has grown to include 18 countries. Euro coins feature a common design on one side. Also, the national side (reverse) of every coin includes a ring of 12 stars from the European Union flag. Each country has its own design for the national side of its coins.