Collector coins and the first day cover dedicated to Jaan Poska will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank on Friday

A silver collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jaan Poska will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank at 12.00 on 22 January. On this day only it will also be possible to get the first day cover issued by Eesti Post and dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jaan Poska from the central bank museum. 

The silver collector coin has a nominal value of 10 euros and can be purchased for 40 euros, and it is available from Eesti Post post offices across Estonia and the Eesti Post online shop as well as the Eesti Pank museum.

The coin was designed by Mall Nukke, and its reverse has a portrait of Jaan Poska and the border of the Estonian state that the delegation led by Poska agreed during the peace negotiations when Estonian became independent. The coin is partially coloured in the blue, black and white of the Estonian flag. The obverse side shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia and the year 2016. The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61 mm in diameter, and 4000 of the coins will be minted. The coin is being minted in the Lithuanian Mint (Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla).
The coins cannot be booked in advance. There is no limit on purchases of the coin, but Eesti Pank reserves the right to introduce limits if interest in the coin is very high.

The Jaan Poska first day cover 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. A first day cancellation is available at the main post office in Tallinn. More information about the first day cover can be found on the Eesti Post website.

The Eesti Pank Museum at Estonia pst 11, Tallinn is open from Tuesdays to Fridays 12.00-17.00 and on Saturdays 11.00-16.00.

The collector coin dedicated to Jaan Poska and other collector coins issued by Eesti Pank are on sale in the post offices at Narva mnt 1 in Tallinn, Lossi plats 20 on Toompea in Tallinn and Viru 2 in the old town of Tallinn; Riia 4 and Kalda tee 1C in Tartu; Torni 4 in Kuressaare; Nurme 41 in Haapsalu; Tallinna mnt 4 in Narva; Hommiku 1 in Pärnu; Kesk 10 in Valga; and Tallinna 22 in Viljandi. For more information please contact the Omniva client service on 661 6616.


What are collector coins?

Collector coins are mostly made of precious metals and commemorate important events or people for the issuing country. Collector coins are only legal tender in the country of issue, but they are not intended for circulation and their selling price usually exceeds their nominal value. The silver coin dedicated to Jaan Poska is a collector coin.

What are commemorative coins?

The commemorative coin is a normal circulating coin with a special design. Such coins can be used for normal payments and also to draw attention to what is being commemorated on them. The special designs are related to an important local or European event. Commemorative coins are always two-euro coins, and no other coins are issued with special designs. Each euro-area member may issue two special two-euro coins into circulation each year, unless a joint commemorative coin has been issued, and they are valid for payment throughout the euro area. The countries of the euro area may also issue one joint commemorative coin once a year. Commemorative coins are valid as legal tender throughout the euro area.

More information on commemorative coins can be found on the website of the European Central Bank.   

For further information:
Eesti Pank museum shop +372 668 0650
Eesti Pank information line +372 668 0719

Ingrid Mitt
Public Relations Office
Tel: +372 668 0965
Email: ingrid.mitt [at] eestipank.ee
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