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new Lithuania stamp issues
#518 by Audrius
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:49 pm
Issue date: 2011 11 26


The Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania is the fifth-level State award instituted on 18 June 2002. The author of the Order is the artist Antanas Vaičekauskas. The Order is awarded by decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania to the citizens of Lithuania and foreign countries for considerable merits in promoting the name of Lithuania, fostering and developing international relations, for humanitarian aid to Lithuania, outstanding merits in the areas of civil service, culture and education, business and industry, health care and social welfare, military affairs, sports and other spheres. The Order for Merits to Lithuania is a gilded five-pointed cross covered with white enamel. An oxidized silver Vytis is placed on the obverse side of the Order. Between the edges of the cross, the sun rays are set. The reverse side depicts the coats of arms of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, and Panevėžys; in the center, the inscription "Pro Lituania" and the year when the Order was instituted (2002) are engraved.

Artist H. Ratkevičius. Offset. Art paper. Stamp 25x35mm.
602. 7 Lt – The Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.
Edition: 0,10 million. In print in “Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH” printing - house in Austria (Vienna).

Price LTL: 7.00
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