Collector coins and stamps for the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank on 12 January
- The collector coin for the Pyeongchang Olympic games will cost 40 euros
- They can be bought from the Eesti Pank museum shop, Eesti Post post offices, and the online shop
- The coins will go on sale on 12 January at 12.00
- On 12 January only it will also be possible to buy the stamp dedicated to the Olympic games from the central bank museum
From 12.00 midday on 12 January a silver collector coin dedicated to the Estonian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang will go on sale in the Eesti Pank museum. On this day only it will also be possible to get the stamp and first day cover issued by Eesti Post and dedicated to the Olympics in Pyeongchang 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 the Omniva online shop as well as the Eesti Pank museum. The coins cannot be booked in advance but there is a limit on sales of two coins per purchase.
The stamp and the first day cover show the figure of an athlete against a crisp wintry background. The stamp has a nominal value of 1.50 euros, which is the international letter rate. In total 40,000 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 XXIII Winter Olympic Games in 2018 will be held in Pyeongchang in South Korea. The design of the silver coin dedicated to the Estonian athletes and delegation, with a nominal value of ten euros, features an athlete taking shape with snow crystals that slowly become hoarfrost, like snow when it falls on a glass surface. The reverse also shows the nominal value of 10 euros 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 2018.
The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61 mm in diameter, and 2000 of the coins will be minted. The winning design was created by the Italian designer Carmen Testa. The coin 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 Omniva website.
The coins and other collector coins issued by Eesti Pank are on sale in the post offices at Narva mnt 1, in Kristiine keskus at Endla 45, and at Lossi plats 41 on Toompea in Tallinn; Riia 4 and Kalda tee 1C in Tartu; Torni 1 in Kuressaare; Nurme 2 in Haapsalu; Tallinna mnt 41 in Narva; Adoffi 11 in Rakvere; Hommiku 4 in Pärnu; Kesk 10 in Valga; and Tallinna 22 in Viljandi.
For further information:
Shop of the museum of Eesti Pank: 668 0650
Eesti Pank information line 668 0719
Public Relations Office
Tel: 6 680 959, 5 692 0930
Email: hanna.jyrgenson [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee