The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be selected by the population of the Baltic States in an online vote.
Information by Piotr Kazmirek: 1, 2 and 5 groszy are not new types, they are the same as in 2014 (The Royal Mint series). The difference is that they are now minted at Mennica Państwowa in Poland. All specifications remain the same, including composition, they're made of brass coated steel. Mint marks on new coins are in different position however, on the left side of eagle's tail, not on the right like before.
(news by Taneli Perätalo, Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)
Last 3 march, the first day of the traditional Kaziukas' Fair in Vilnius, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation collector coins dedicated to the Fair. Both coins have the same design, but different denominations: a €1.5 coin from copper and nickel alloy (mintage: 25,000 pcs), and a €5 coloured silver coin (mintage: 2,000 pcs). The €1.5 was sold for €2 at Kaziukas' Fair.