Coins marking the centenaries of the Republic of Estonia and Eesti Pank
Eesti Pank issues several collector and commemorative coins in 2018 and 2019, celebrating the 100 years of Estonian statehood, Estonian traditions and the anniversaries of notable Estonians.
2-euro commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversaries of the Baltic states
On 31 January 2018, the 2-euro commemorative coin marking the 100th anniversaries of the Baltic States was launched in the Independence Hall of Eesti Pank. The event was attended by Ardo Hansson, Governor of Eesti Pank, Raimonds Jansons, Latvian Ambassador to Estonia, and Giedrius Apuokas, Lithuanian Ambassador to Estonia. The historian Küllo Arjakas gave a talk about the histories of the Baltic states.
2-euro commemorative coin
On 19 February 2018, the central bank opened its doors to the public for the launch of a 2-euro commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of Estonia. The issuing volume was 1 317 800 – the size of the population of Estonia as of 1 January 2017.
Silver and gold collector coins
On 21 February 2018, Eesti Pank launched silver and gold collector coins celebrating the centenary of Estonia. The gold coin features the blue cornflower, a national symbol for Estonia, and an old Estonian geometric ornament representing perfect happiness, development and balance. The silver coin shows the outline of Estonia in blue, black and white against the globe.
Silver collector coin in honour of Jaan Tõnisson
On 4 December 2018, a silver collector coin was launched at Eesti Pank Museum to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian statesman and lawyer Jaan Tõnisson. The coin has been designed by Polish artist Sebastian Mikolajczak. It features the portrait of the former prime minister and one of the leading figures in the Estonian national movement.
Coin launches in 2019
- Silver collector coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Johann Voldemar Jannsen
- Silver collector coin celebrating the Hanseatic city of Viljandi
- 2-euro commemorative coin in honour of the 150-year old Estonian Song Celebration tradition
- 2-euro commemorative coin marking the 100th anniversary of the Estonian-language Tartu University