Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lithuania 50 litas 2012 - Maironis

New silver collectors issue:

"150th Anniversary of Maironis' birth"

Maironis (born Jonas Maciulis) is one of the most famous Lithuanian romantic poets.

He is considered the poet of the Lithuanian national revival because of his patriotic poetry at the time of the formation of the national consciousness, part of an emotional movement that swept Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century.

Maironis does not represent any strictly defined literary trend because such trends did not exist in Lithuanian literature at that time. His aesthetics developed from the romantic, classical atmosphere of the first part of the nineteenth century and were determined by the social conditions of Lithuania toward the end of that century.

(news by Ovidijus Giniotas)
(information from

LINK: Bank of Lithuania
LINK: Some of his poems

Composition: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Mintage: 3,000
Artist: Morning John Belevicius

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