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500 Talonu 1992, Lithuania

in Krause book Number: 44
Years of issue: 1992
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1992 Issue
Specimen of: 1992
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 104 x 52
Printer: "Spindulis" and "Raide", Kaunas

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500 Talonu 1992

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Repeated rhombus with emblem of republic.

Avers:

500 Talonu 1992

Brown bear

Brown bear.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners.

Revers:

500 Talonu 1992

blackberry

Blackberry.

coat Lithuania

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. It is one of very few containing symbolism adopted from ducal portrait seals rather than from coats of arms of dynasties, which is the case for most European countries.

Article 15 of the Constitution of Lithuania, approved by national referendum in 1992, stipulates, "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.

Denomination in numeral is in lower right corner. In center in words.

Comments:

Designer: Vilius Jurkunas.

The talonas (ISO 4217 code LTT) was a temporary currency issued in Lithuania between 1991 and 1993. It replaced the Soviet ruble at par and was replaced by the litas at a rate of 100 talonas = 1 litas. The talonas was only issued as paper money.