Eesti Pank received 750 visitors yesterday
Eesti Pank opened its doors on 19 February for four hours to present the two-euro circulating coin with a special design dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in the bank’s Independence Hall. A total of 750 people visited the central bank.
The presentation of the coin in the central bank was part of the launch of the week of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the republic. After an official opening ceremony at the beginning of Tartu mnt, where the Salvation Committee met exactly 100 years ago to draw up the declaration of Estonian independence over subsequent days, a procession moved to Eesti Pank for the public presentation of the two-euro commemorative coin.
Commemorative coins, coin cards and coin folders were on sale in the Independence Hall of Eesti Pank after the presentation. They can also be bought from the Omniva online shop and from 20 February from the Eesti Pank museum shop. The anniversary coins have also started to enter general circulation through retailers.
The commemorative coin is intended to symbolise the people of Estonia, and so 1,317,800 coins have been minted to match the population of Estonia on 1 January 2017.
The commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia was presented in the Independence Hall of Eesti Pank, which is where the Provisional Government was formed on 24 February 1918.
The national side of the coin with the special design features the official national logo for the centenary, which can be read as the numbers 18 and 100, linking the year the state was founded with today. The commemorative coin was designed by the concept and design agency Identity and is being minted in the Lithuanian Mint.
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