Eesti Pank is releasing a set of euro coins to celebrate the anniversary of Estonia’s re-independence
A set of Estonian euro coins dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Estonia’s re-independence is released for sale on 22 August. The coin set includes one coin of each denomination with the year of issue 2016. The coin set costs 25 euros.
The set includes eight Estonian euro coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins and 1 and 2 euro coins with a total value of 3.88 euros. The coins were minted at the Mint of Finland in brilliant uncirculated, or BU, finish and are presented in a transparent capsule with a thematic booklet. The coins bear the year of issue 2016.
The coin set was designed by Vladimir Taiger. It features photos by photographers Tiit Veermäe and Tunne Kelam, as well as photos from the National Archives on the events that took place 25 years ago. The coin set costs 25 euros. 20,000 collector sets are released and put on sale in two batches: 10,000 sets are made available on 22 August and the next 10,000 in the beginning of September at the latest. The specific date will be announced on the Eesti Pank website.
As of 22 August, the coin set will be sold by 11 post offices across Estonia, the central bank’s museum shop and the online shop. The post offices will be open as usual, and the sales in the online shop begin at 9.00. The museum shop of the central bank will be open on 22 August between 12.00 and 17.00. The items will be sold in each point of sale until the stocks run out.
There is a limit of four sets per purchase. The items cannot be booked in advance, and we are currently not taking orders from wholesale buyers.
The coin set will be on sale in the Eesti Post post offices at Narva mnt 1 in Tallinn, Lossi plats 4 on Toompea in Tallinn and Viru 20 in the old town of Tallinn; Riia 4 and Kalda tee 1C in Tartu; Torni 1 in Kuressaare; Nurme 2 in Haapsalu; Tallinna mnt 41 in Narva; Hommiku 4 in Pärnu; Kesk 10 in Valga; and Tallinna 22 in Viljandi. For more information please contact the Omniva client service on 661 6616.
For more information on the online shop and post offices please contact the Omniva client service on 661 6616.
Eesti Pank Governor Ardo Hansson will present the coin set on 20 August in Toompea Castle, which is hosting events dedicated to the Day of Restoration of Independence. Eesti Post will also be presenting the first day cover dedicated to the anniversary of Estonia’s re-independence at the same event. Attendance by invitation only.
For further information:
Eesti Pank museum shop +372 668 0650
Eesti Pank information line +372 668 0719
Public Relations Office
Tel: +372 668 0965
Email: ingrid.mitt [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee