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2 tetri
General information

Flag of Georgia Georgia


0.02 lari



Measurements and composition

1.9 g


17.5 mm


1.25 mm


stainless steel








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


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.


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