1 lipa

Published: 31/1/2015

Metal composition: alloy (aluminium and magnesium)

Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Motif on the obverse: the centre of the coin features the denomination numeral and currency name "1 LIPA" against the background showing a stylised blooming linden branch. The inscription "REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA" is displayed circularly along the edge of the coin. Positioned centrally along the lower edge is the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia.

The linden tree (lipa) is a sacred Slavic tree whose symbolism has been preserved in legends, stories and written history until present day. It is a honey bearing medicinal plant whose flowers are used in tea-making, one of the oldest known beverages for health and healing. The linden is an especially prized wood in carpentry and turnery. The linden is indigenous to Croatian forests and can be found in all parts of the country, a strong, tall tree that can live to an age of several hundred years.

Motif on the reverse: the centre of the coin features a corn stalk with two ripe cobs. The inscription "KUKURUZ" (Lat. ZEA MAYS) is displayed above the image, circularly along the edge of the coin. The minting year is positioned centrally along the lower edge.

Corn is one of the most important cereal plants in Croatia, its wide range of uses giving it exceptional economic significance. This field crop has the highest yield potential thanks to the favourable climate and soil composition of continental Croatia, among the best in the world.