The collector coin dedicated to Johann Voldemar Jannsen will use the design of Heino Prunsvelt

The Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank approved the design ‘Papa Jannsen’ by Heino Prunsvelt as the winner of the competition to design a silver collector coin dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Johann Voldemar Jannsen.

The winning design features a portrait of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, who was a leader of the Estonian national movement and a journalist. Jannsen is famous to Estonians as the author of the words to the national anthem of the Republic of Estonia.

The silver coin with a nominal value of 12 euros will be issued in May 2019, and 4000 of the coins will be minted.

Second place among the 14 entries in the design competition went to Andrei Fedosov, and third place to Riho Luuse.

The designers of the three best submissions will receive prizes. Once the coin is released, the winning designer will receive a prize of 2000 euros, the second placed design receiving 700 euros, and the third placed 500.

The winning design.

 Johann Voldemar Jannseni meenemünt

Eesti Pank is happy to receive suggestion for commemorative and collector coins by post or email or through its website. The bank passes all the suggestions it receives to the advisory committee for analysis and expert opinion. The proposals of the advisory committee are used by the management of Eesti Pank when they decide on which commemorative and collector coins to issue.

Additional information:
Hanna Jürgenson
Communications officer
Tel: 6 680 959, 5 69 209 30
Email: hanna.jyrgenson [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee