Eesti Pank is calling for designs for a silver coin dedicated to Konstantin Konik
Eesti Pank is holding a competition to design a collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Konik. Designs may be sent to the central bank until 12.00 noon on 15 September, and the coin will be issued in 2023.
At the proposal of the advisory committee operating at Eesti Pank, the central bank will issue a silver collector coin in 2023, which will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Estonian statesman, doctor and member of the Estonian Salvation Committee Konstantin Konik.
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.
Individuals and groups of designers are welcome to participate in the design competition, and designers may submit multiple designs to each competition. Designs should be sent to Eesti Pank by 12.00 noon on 15 September 2022 at the latest. The results of the competition will be announced by Eesti Pank by the end of the year 2022 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. Suggestions for coins to be minted in 2024 can be sent until 15 August this year. 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, like the Estonian national bird, the barn swallow. Such coins were also issued in 2021, with two-euro coins with special designs dedicated to the Finno-Ugric peoples and to the Estonian national animal, the wolf. 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 Europe.
For further information:
Cash and Infrastructure Department
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