New Lithuanian coin The 100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas

New Lithuanian coin The 100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas

On March 9th 2017, the Bank of Lithuania launched a new 20 Euro silver collector coin The 100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas.

Algirdas Julien Greimas (French: [alɡiʁdas ʒyljɛ̃ gʁɛmas]; born Algirdas Julius Greimas; 9 March 1917 – 27 February 1992), was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist, known among other things for the Greimas Square (le carré sémiotique). He is, along with Roland Barthes, considered the most prominent of the French semioticians. With his training in structural linguistics, he added to the theory of signification and laid the foundations for the Parisian school of semiotics. Among Greimas's major contributions to semiotics are the concepts of isotopy, the actantial model, the narrative program, and the semiotics of the natural world. He also researched Lithuanian mythology and Proto-Indo-European religion, and was influential in semiotic literary criticism.

Silver coin face value 20 Euro
Silver Ag 925
Diameter 38.61 mm
Weight 28.28 g
Quality proof
Designed by 
Mintage 3000 pcs
Collector coin was minted at the Lithuanian Mint.

Each member state which has adopted the euro has the right to mint collector euro coins, selecting the denomination, metal and other features at its discretion. hese coins must significantly differ from circulation coins in at least two of the following three features: colour, diameter or weight. Such coins are only legal tender in the issuing country, unlike circulation and commemorative euro coins, which are legal tender in the entire euro area.

Source of information: Bank of Lithuania: