Eesti Pank announces a competition to design a collector coin for Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Eesti Pank has announced a competition to design a collector coin dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, which will be open to individual designers or to groups.

At the suggestion of the advisory committee at Eesti Pank, the central bank will be issuing a collector coin in May 2019 with a portrait of the leader of the national awakening and journalist Johann Voldemar Jannsen. Jannsen is famous to Estonians as the author of the words to the national anthem of the Republic of Estonia.

The nominal value of the silver coin is 12 euros. The elements that must be included in the design are the national great coat of arms, the words “Eesti Vabariik” and the year 2019 on the obverse side, and the nominal value with the euro symbol (12€) on the reverse. Instead of the design drawing, a physical model of the obverse and reverse of the coin may be submitted.

Designs for entry in the competition should be submitted by 25 May 2018 at noon to Eesti Pank to: Mündižürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn.

The detailed technical, participation and assessment conditions and criteria

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 28 June 2018 at the latest. Once the coin is released, the designers of the three best submissions will receive prizes, with the winning design receiving 2000 euros, the second placed design receiving 700 euros, and the third placed 500.

Eesti Pank is happy to receive suggestions for collector or commemorative 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.

The collector coins issued by Eesti Pank

For further information:
Piret Luhakooder
Cash and Infrastructure Department
Tel: 668 0791
Email: piret.luhakooder [at] eestipank.ee

Eva Vahur
Public Relations Office
Eesti Pank
Tel: 668 0965
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee