A coin folder and first day cover are to be released to commemorate 25 years since Estonia regained independence

  • The coin folder for the anniversary of Estonia regaining independence contains Estonian euro coins with the issue date 2016
  • The folder costs 25 euros and can be purchased from the online shop, 11 post offices across Estonia, and the Eesti Pank museum shop from 22 August
  • The first day cover for the return of independence is a postcard printed with a stamp that can be bought in the largest post offices across Estonia for 1.07 euros

The coin folder and first day cover will be presented on 20 August in Toompea castle, where events to commemorate the return of independence will be held. Speaking at the presentation will be the President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor, Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson, Chairman of the Board of Eesti Post Aavo Kärmas, and member of the August 20th Club Rein Veidemann.

The coin folder contains eight different Estonian euro coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and €1 and €2, and has a total value of €3.88. The issue date on the coins is 2016. The coins are minted by the Finnish mint and are in brilliant uncirculated finish in a presentation capsule in a specially designed folder.

The folder was designed by Vladimir Taiger and uses pictures by Tiit Veermäe and Tunne Kelam and from the national archive to commemorate the events of 25 years ago. The coin folder costs 25 euros and 20,000 have been produced. The folder will go on sale on 22 August.

The first day cover dedicated to the regaining of Estonian independence was designed by the artist Indrek Ilves, and 1500 are being printed. It costs 1.07 euros, which includes the price of a stamp for a letter within Estonia. The first day cover will go on sale from 21 August in large post offices across Estonia. More information about the first day cover can be found on the Omniva website.

Sales information for the coin folder

The coin folder has been made in 20,000 copies and will go on sale in two blocks. The first 10,000 will go on sale on 22 August and the next 10,000 by the start of September at the latest (further information on this will appear on the Eesti Pank website).

On 22 August the coin folder will go on sale in 11 post offices across Estonia, in the Eesti Pank museum shop and in the online shop. The post offices will open during their normal opening hours and the online shop will be open for sales from 9.00. The Eesti Pank museum will open specially on 22 August from 12.00-17.00. The folder will be available in all the points of sale while stocks last.

Up to four folders can be bought at one time. They cannot be reserved and large-scale purchase requests cannot be fulfilled at present.

The coin folder will be on sale in the post offices at Narva mnt 1 in Tallinn, Lossi plats 2 on Toompea in Tallinn and Viru 20 in the old town of Tallinn; Riia 4 and Kalda tee 1C in Tartu; Torni 4 in Kuressaare; Nurme 1 in Haapsalu; Tallinna mnt 2 in Narva; Hommiku 41 in Pärnu; Kesk 10 in Valga; and Tallinna 22 in Viljandi.

Collector coins and other collector items can be bought from the updated online shop, which will open at 09.00 on Monday 22 August. From Monday it will be possible to monitor the availability of collector items in the online shop. The Eesti Pank online shop is operated by Eesti Post.

Go to the online shop (open from 09.00 on Monday)

Further information on the online shop and post offices is available from the Omniva client support line 661 6616.


For further information:
Eesti Pank museum shop 668 0650
Eesti Pank information line 668 0719

Viljar Rääsk
Public Relations Office
Tel: 668 0745
Email: viljar.raask [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee