Eesti Pank has minted additional one and two-cent coins for circulation
In 2015, Eesti Pank increased the stock of coins in circulation and minted additional one and two-cent coins. The new coins will enter circulation starting from 21 July.
Eesti Pank ordered 14 million one-cent coins and 17.1 million two-cent coins with the total value of 482,390 euros.
The design of Estonian euro coins has not changed compared to the coins already in circulation, with the exception of the year "2015" on the new coins.
The coins were minted at the Lithuanian Mint, who won the tender for the mints that produce euro coins and the cash-providing institutions of the Eurosystem.
The new coins will enter circulation starting from 21 July. They will be distributed by the banks based on demand. New uncirculated coins can be purchased from the Eesti Pank museum shop and the online shop.
In the last quarter of the year, Eesti Pank and the other euro-area member states will also jointly issue a new commemorative two-euro coin dedicated to 30 years of the EU flag. It is planned to issue 350,000 commemorative coins in Estonia.
The annual volumes of coin issues are approved by a decision of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, which states that the volume of euro coins to be issued in Estonia in 2015 is up to 10.3 million euros.
The stocks of coins in circulation in the euro area are published on the website of the European Central Bank.
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