Eesti Pank is calling for designs for a silver coin and a gold coin dedicated to Hanseatic Tartu



Eesti Pank is holding a competition to design silver and gold collector coins for the Hanseatic town of Tartu. Designs can be submitted for the competition until 12.00 noon on 3 February. The coins will be issued in 2024.

Eesti Pank will issue silver and gold collector coins for the Hanseatic town of Tartu in 2024, which will be the final coins in the series dedicated to the Estonian Hanseatic towns. Earlier coins in the series were a gold coin and a silver coin for Tallinn and silver coins for Viljandi and Pärnu.

The prize for the winner of the design competition is 1500 euros, with the second placed design receiving 1000 euros, and the third placed 700. The prizes will be awarded separately for the designs for the gold coin and for the silver coin.

Individuals and groups of designers are welcome to participate in the design competition, and designers may submit multiple designs to each competition. It is recommended that designers submit designs for both the gold and silver coins together, but designs may be submitted separately for either one or other of the coins. Designs should be sent to Eesti Pank by 12.00 noon on 3 February 2023 at the latest. The results of the competition will be announced by Eesti Pank in June 2023 at the latest.

Suggestions for minting collector and commemorative* coins are welcome from everyone, and can be sent through the Eesti Pank website, by email or by post. All the suggestions are considered by an advisory committee invited by Eesti Pank, and their expert opinions and recommendations are used as the basis for the Executive Board of Eesti Pank to decide which coins to mint.

* Eesti Pank commemorates historical events on the coins, and also themes that are alive and relevant for us today. A two-euro coin with a special design dedicated to Ukraine and Freedom was issued into circulation this year for example. Coins with these special designs are called commemorative coins, Commemorative coins give tribute and remember events, people and themes that are important for Estonia and all of Europe.

Additional information:

Piret Luhakooder
Cash and Infrastructure Department
668 0791
Email: [email protected]

Hanna Jürgenson
Communications officer
569 20930
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