Eesti Pank is calling for designs for a two-euro coin dedicated to the national flower



Eesti Pank is announcing a competition to design a two-euro circulation coin dedicated to the Estonian national flower, the cornflower. Designs can be submitted for the competition until 12.00 noon on 14 April. The coins will be issued into circulation in 2024.

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 14 April 2023 at the latest. The results of the competition will be announced by Eesti Pank in August at the latest.

The prize for the winner of the design competition is 2500 euros, with the second placed design receiving 1500 euros, and the third placed 1000.

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 last 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 Paluvere
Cash and Infrastructure Department
668 0723
[email protected]

Hanna Jürgenson
Communications officer
5692 0930
Email: [email protected]
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