Eesti Pank is issuing a two-euro coin commemorating the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty
- One million of the coins will be minted
- There will be 10,000 coin cards issued, which will sell for 10 euros each
- The coin and coin card will go on sale at 11.00 on 1 February in the Omniva online shop and the Eesti Pank museum shop
- The coin and coin card can be bought on 1 and 2 February from the Estonian National Museum in Tartu
The date 2 February will mark 100 years from the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty. To commemorate this important historical event, Eesti Pank is issuing on 1 February 1,000,000 two-euro circulation coins with a special Tartu Peace Treaty 100 design, of which 10,000 will be BU (brilliant uncirculated) quality and packaged as collector items on a coin card. The commemorative coin was designed by graphic designer Ivar Sakk, who is a historian of design and a professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
The official presentation of the Tartu Peace Treaty 100 commemorative coin and coin card will be held in the library of the Estonian National Museum at Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, on 1 February at 10.00. The event will be addressed by Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller, foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu and the designer of the coin Ivar Sakk. The coin and coin card will be on sale in the foyer of the museum after the presentation. Sales will start after the presentation and will continue in Tartu until 15.00. After that the coin card will be on sale in the shop of the Estonian National Museum and in A-infolett until 18.00 and again on 2 February during the opening hours of the museum.
The coin and coin card will go on sale at 11.00 on 1 February in the Omniva online shop and the Eesti Pank museum shop. The coin cards will not be available from post offices. Up to five coin cards and ten rolls of coin can be bought in one purchase. The Eesti Pank Museum and museum shop at Estonia pst 11 are open from Tuesdays to Fridays 12-17 and on Saturdays at 11-16.
The presentation of the Tartu Peace Treaty 100 coin is one of the events taking place in Tartu to mark the centenary of the treaty.
What are commemorative coins?
A two-euro commemorative coin is a circulation coin with the usual common side and a special commemorative design on the national side to commemorate a particular significant national or European event or topic. The coins are all legal tender throughout the euro area, so they can be used for payments like any other euro coin.
For further information:
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E-mail: mart.siilivask [at] eestipank.ee
Press: press [at] eestipank.ee