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1000 Litų 1924, Lithuania

in Krause book Number: 22
Years of issue: 11.12.1924
Signatures: V. Jurgutis, A. Prūsas, P. Grajauskas, Julius Kaupas, J. Paknys
Serie: 11.12.1924 Issue
Specimen of: 1924
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 220 х 108
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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1000 Litų 1924




Portrait of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas.


1000 Litų 1924


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."

Patterned background.


1000 Litų 1924


I am in Kaunas, 30 December 2021. Image of the reverse of the 1000 Litas banknote of 1924 on the office building "Office Center 1000", in Kaunas, at the address: Taikos pr. 88A, Kaunas, 51182.

Office Center 1000 (also known as the Banknote Building) is a curvaceous, gigantic amplification of the old bank note of 1,000 litu that leaves passers-by baffled by the day, and entranced by night. It is located in the second biggest city in Lithuania – Kaunas!

Kaunas has always historically been the centre of Lithuanian economic, among other things. Constructing a building shaped like a bank note is creatively reasonable!

Started in 2008 Office Center 1000 houses inconspicuous job of housing offices, this remarkable building features more than 4,000 tiles of enamel glass pieced together to form the image of the folded bank note, like jigsaw puzzles fit into place. Not exactly a tourist attraction, but tourists sometimes plan their travelling routes so that they will pass by this building for a short photo-taking session.

It’s interesting to know that despite its outright proclamation, the staff members behind this massive project has been insisting that the structure doesn’t suggest the power of money. However, because of its valiant illustration of money, Office Center 1000 is tutted as one of the Baltic region’s most daring and original construction project. (

Two allegorical figures - a girl and a young man. Ships by the symbols near them, they symbolize:

On right:

Mace and swords stuck into the ground - the ability to defend the state and, at the same time, the desire for peace. Flags of Lithuania - the revival of the state.

On the left is agriculture and fertility.

Center - art and wealth (caduceus).


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


Designer: Adomas Galdikas.