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2 tetri
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General information
Country

Flag of Georgia Georgia

Value

0.02 lari

Years

1993

Measurements and composition
Mass

1.9 g

Diameter

17.5 mm

Thickness

1.25 mm

Composition

stainless steel

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

coin

Edge

plain

Obverse

Borjgali, Tree of Life, English and Georgian state titles, year

Reverse

Peacock from the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, value

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The 2 tetri coin (2 thetri) is a circulation coin that was issued by Georgia in 1993. It is distributed by the National Bank of Georgia, the Georgian central bank. Although the coin has not been produced for several years, it continues to be used for its legal tender face value of 0.02 lari in its country of origin, except in Abkhazia, which is largely recognized as part of Georgia but has declared itself independent.

The coin is composed of stainless steel and has a mass of 1.9 grams, a diameter of 17.5 millimeters, and a thickness of 1.25 millimeters. It has coin alignment and a plain edge, and like most coins, is round in shape. Featured on the piece are designs made by Georgian artists Elguja Amashukeli (1928–2002) and Bachana and Nodar Malazonia. Displayed in the middle of the obverse is the Borjgali, a Georgian symbol for the sun, above the Christian Tree of Life. The former symbolizes eternal movement and life, while the latter represents the continuity between the past, present, and future. The date "1993" is engraved in the middle of the piece, the first two numerals (19) separated from the last two (93) by the Borjgali. All of the aforementioned elements are enclosed within a circular boundary. Printed in a clockwise direction at the top of the piece, outside of the border, is the Georgian legend "საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა" (Romanized: Sakartvelos Respublika), commencing at the left rim of the coin and concluding at the right. Traveling counterclockwise along the bottom periphery of the piece, from the left to right sides of the obverse, is the English equivalent, "REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA". Both texts are separated from each other at either side of the coin by small design elements consisting of three grouped circles. Engraved at the top center of the reverse is an illustration of a peacock (peafowl) based on the façade of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. The Georgian value "თეთრი 2" (ori tetri) is inscribed below, the word and numeral separated onto two lines, with the latter printed in a significantly larger font than the former. The rims of the obverse and reverse are raised, and on the reverse the rim is decorated with an ornamental border.

The total mintage of the Georgian 2 tetri coin is unknown. However, examples are relatively common and can be obtained by most coin collectors at low prices.

ReferencesEdit

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Georgian lari
Banknotes Current lari: 1 L2 L5 L10 L20 L50 L100 L200 L500 L
Kupon lari: 1 L3 L5 L10 L50 L100 L250 L500 L1,000 L2,000 L3,000 L5,000 L10,000 L20,000 L25,000 L30,000 L50,000 L100,000 L150,000 L250,000 L500,000 L1,000,000 Lprivatization vouchers
Coins 1 t2 t5 t10 t20 t50 t1 L2 L3 L10 L20 L25 L50 L100 L300 L500 L1,000 L
Miscellaneous Golden FleeceHyperinflationLariLari signNational Bank of GeorgiaTetri

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