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2 Centu 1922, Lithuania

in Krause book Number: 8a
Years of issue: 16.11.1922
Edition:
Signatures: Lietuvos prekybos ir pramonės ministras: Vytautas Petrulis, Kredito įstaigų ir kooperatyvų inspekcijos vyriausiasis inspektorius: Ipolitas Jazdauskas
Serie: 16.11.1922 Issue
Specimen of: 1922
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 88 х 55
Printer: Andreas Haase Graphische Anstalt, Prague

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2 Centu 1922

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2 Centu 1922

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Lithuanian Coat of Arms (also known as Vytis) - the official state symbol of the independent Republic of Lithuania (the variant used from 1918 to 1940).

The coat of arms of Lithuania, consisting of an armour-clad knight on horseback holding an olden sword and shield, is also known as Vytis (pronounced [ʋiːt̪ɪs], "the Chaser"). The Lithuanian coat of arms is one of the oldest national coats of arms in Europe.

"The Coat of Arms of the State shall be a white Vytis on a red field". Heraldic shield features the field Gules (red) with an armoured knight on a horse salient Argent (white). The knight is holding in his dexter hand a sword Argent above his head. A shield Azure hangs on the sinister shoulder of the knight with a double cross Or (yellow) on it. The horse saddle, straps, and belts are Azure. The hilt of the sword and the fastening of the sheath, the stirrups, the curb bits of the bridle, the horseshoes, as well as the decoration of the harness, are Or (gold).

The blazon is the following:

Gules, a knight armed cap-à-pie mounted on a horse salient argent, brandishing a sword proper and maintaining a shield azure charged with a cross of Lorraine Or."

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Aleksandras Stulginskis, acting temporarily President of the Republic of Lithuania, signed the Law on the Monetary Unit in August 22, 1922. The Ministry of Finance, Industry and Trade (the Bank of Lithuania was not yet established), under the leadership of Minister Vytautas Petrulis, was already in charge of the design and production of the first Litas. September 25 by his order it was declared that "since 1922 October month. The new monetary unit, Litas, is introduced on Day 1. (The change of the Ostmark to the Litas began on October 2, as October 1 was Sunday.) Vytautas Petrulis, Minister of Finance, Trade and Industry, 1922 d. October 1." The exchange rate for the exchange of Ostmark for the Litas was published - one lit per 175 Ostmark. (kultura.lrytas.lt .lithuan)

Patterned background, in the form of a heart.

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2 Centu 1922

Inscription at the bottom: Внизу надпись: "BANKNOTŲ PADIRBIMAS ĮSTATYMU BAUDŽIAMAS".

In English: "Falsification of banknotes is punishable by law".

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