Collector coins and stamps for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank on Thursday

A silver collector coin dedicated to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will go on sale in the museum of Eesti Pank at 12.00 on 16 January. On this day only it will also be possible to get the stamp issued by Eesti Post and dedicated to the Olympics in Sochi from the central bank museum and to get a first day of issue postmark on it.

The silver collector coin has a nominal value of 10 euros and can be purchased for 35 euros, and it is available from the Eesti Post online shop (http://www.post.ee/9516) as well as the Eesti Pank museum.

The stamp and the first day cover show athletes doing a selection of winter sports. The stamp has a nominal value of €1.10, which is the standard international letter rate for letters to anywhere in the world. In total 75,000 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 Jaan Saar.

The silver collector coin is dedicated to the Estonian delegation and the athletes who will represent the Republic of Estonia at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The coin has a motif of exciting and delicate patterns that form on frosted glass. The patterns appear on both the obverse and reverse sides. The obverse side of the coin shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia and the year 2014, and the reverse shows the logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee and the nominal value of the coin of 10 euros. The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grammes and is 38.61 mm in diameter, and 7,500 of the coins will be minted. The coin was designed by Taavet Kohal. The coins are minted in the Royal Dutch Mint, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt.

The coins cannot be booked in advance and each purchaser may buy up to twenty coins.

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.

Print-quality photographs of the coin can be found on the Eesti Pank website at http://www.eestipank.ee/press/fotopank/meenemunt-sotsi.

Information about the stamp can be found on the Eesti Post website at
http://www.post.ee/?id=1946&prod_id=8599&&langchange=1

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

Ingrid Mitt
Public Relations Office
Eesti Pank
Eurosystem
Tel: +372 668 0965, +372 512 6843
Email: ingrid.mitt [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee