Collector coins and stamps for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank on Thursday



From 12.00 midday on 9 June a silver collector coin dedicated to the Estonian delegation and the athletes representing the Republic of Estonia at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro will be on sale in the Eesti Pank museum. On this day only it will also be possible to get the stamp issued by Eesti Post and dedicated to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro from the central bank museum and to get a first day postmark on it.

On 9 June only the painting by Karl Markus Antson of the Estonian Olympic athletes will be on show in the museum.

The silver collector coin has a nominal value of 10 euros and can be purchased for 40 euros, and it is available from the Eesti Post online shop and post office branches as well as the Eesti Pank museum. The coins cannot be booked in advance

The stamp and the first day cover show the figure of an athlete against a colourful Latin American background. The stamp has a nominal value of €1.50, which is the standard international letter rate for letters to anywhere in the world. In total 50,000 stamps will be printed by the Vaba Maa printing house and a first day cover will be issued with the stamp and a first day cancellation will be used. The stamp was designed by the artist Indrek Ilves.

The silver collector coin is dedicated to the Estonian delegation and the athletes who will represent the Republic of Estonia at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. The coin depicts an athlete in position ready to start a race, and the reverse also shows the nominal value "€10" and the logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee. The obverse side shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia, the words "Eesti Vabariik", and the year 2016.

The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grammes and is 38.61 mm in diameter, and 5000 of the coins will be minted. The coin was designed by Martin Pärn and is being minted in the Lithuanian Mint.

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.

Information about the stamp can be found on the Eesti Post website.

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

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

Ingrid Mitt
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