Eesti Pank announces a competition to design a collector coin for Eduard Vilde
Eesti Pank has announced a competition to design a collector coin dedicated to the work of the author Eduard Vilde to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, and the competition will be open to individual designers or to groups.
At the suggestion of the advisory committee invited by Eesti Pank to consider ideas for commemorative coins and collector coins, Eesti Pank will continue its series of Estonian cultural figures next spring by issuing a silver collector coin dedicated to the Estonian author Eduard Vilde to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. The anniversary will be on 4 March 2015.
The nominal value of the silver coin is 10 euros. The elements that must be included in the design are the national great coat of arms, the words Eesti Vabariik and the year 2015 on the obverse side, and the nominal value with the euro symbol (10€) on the reverse.
Designs for entry in the competition should be submitted by 12 December 2014 at noon to Eesti Pank at: Mündižürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn.
Participants in the design competition can submit more than one design and the winners will be announced by the jury invited by Eesti Pank by 18 December 2015 at the latest. Once the coin is released, the designers of the five best submissions will receive a prize of 2000 euros
The advisory committee invited by Eesti Pank to consider ideas for commemorative coins and collector coins came together in December last year to assess proposals for coins and give an expert opinion on the key events, anniversaries and people that Estonia should commemorate in the coming years and for which Eesti Pank could consider issuing commemorative or collector coins.
Eesti Pank is happy to receive suggestion for 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.
The committee is chaired by Mart Laar, and its members are Aino Lepik von Wirén, Piret Õunapuu, Ivar Leimus, Raul Rebane, Toomas Kiho and Lauri Vahtre.
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