On 9 March Eesti Pank will issue into circulation a two-euro coin with a special design dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Estonian Literati




The design of the coin shows an open book with the words of the first president of the Society of Estonian Literati Jacob Hurt written on it: “Kui me ei saa suureks rahvaarvult, peame saama suureks vaimult”, meaning ‘If we cannot be a great nation in number, we must be great in spirit’. The Society of Estonian Literati was founded in 1872 in Viljandi and operated in Tartu. It was founded to promote literature and writing in Estonian and through that to raise the level of culture of the Estonian nation.

More information on the coin and on purchasing it will be released on 28 February.