“Mask” – a coin depicting flaws and virtues
We can probably divide our personality into two parts – the bright side, which you want to be proud of and show to everyone … and the dark one, which you want to hide away behind the thickest screen. The Lithuanian Mint calls us to look at both sides of our human nature and to make sure that true values lie not in the material world but in the spiritual world.
The bright side of a person’s personality usually radiates respect, restraint, moderation. Whereas on the dark side, flaws such as stinginess, greed or jealousy often take root deeply. When defects predominate, one begins to devote all one’s attention to material values and one becomes selfish, constantly seeking self-benefit, while empathy and friendliness become foreign to such a person. Almost everyone has such a person in their circle of acquaintances. It is worth remembering that stinginess and selfishness are a direct path to the abyss.
For a greedy person, nothing is ever enough; but he/she is able to hide his/her flaws under the mask of a good person. Those around them do not always manage to see the dark side of another person’s personality immediately, but when the truth becomes clear, the desire to communicate with such a person disappears.
The only way to break free from the trap of greed is to have a good look at oneself, to stop idealising luxury and wealth, and to pay more attention to natural human values such as love, family, and friendship. All this fits in the new silver coin “Mask”. This coin, created by the Lithuanian Mint, is like an instructive story about the flaws and virtues that govern each of us.
The reverse of the coin “Mask” depicts both sides of a person’s personality. The negative side is controlled by human flaws: greed, jealousy, pride and others. The positive side is restrained, respectful and tolerant. The bright side must outweigh the dark side, because happiness is not to be found in money or wealth. The dearest things are not what we can buy, but what we can know, learn, love …
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Technologies such as segmental gilding, surface aging and high relief were used in the production of the coin.
The impressive coin is sold in a special wooden box.