The design depicts the characteristic surroundings of Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, which belongs to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme: remote islands of a unique bird lake and Lithuania’s largest wetland as well as its distinctive animals.
In the foreground there is a great bittern reaching for a fire-bellied toad floating in the water. In rushes depicted on the right there is an aquatic warbler, above – a flock of common cranes and a mute swan, symbolising the establishment of the Reserve.
The design is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), ŽUVINTAS, UNESCO, the year of issue (2021) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.
The design is realised by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme - Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve
Date of issue