Eesti Pank today presented the silver collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jüri Jaakson
The silver collector coin is SOLD OUT (added 10.01)
Eesti Pank presented the silver collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian Head of State and long-serving Governor of Eesti Pank Jüri Jaakson.
The event was addressed by Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller, historian Peeter Järvelaid and the designers of the coin Anna Roomet, Risto Tali and Rait Siska.
“Eesti Pank has issued several coins dedicated to people who have played an outstanding role in Estonian culture or in advancing the Estonian state. Jüri Jaakson is of particular importance for us. As the famous economist Raimund Hagelberg said, Jaakson as Governor of Eesti Pank was the key person in making the central bank meet international standards and in setting up and managing the monetary system”, said Mr Müller.
The silver coin has a nominal value of 15 euros and sells for 40 euros. A total of 3000 coins have been minted. The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61 mm in diameter.
The collector coin for Jüri Jaakson 150 went on public sale today at 12.00 in the Eesti Pank museum shop and the Omniva online shop. The coin also went on sale on the same day in the post offices of Eesti Post that sell collector coins and other collector items (https://muuseum.eestipank.ee/en/post-offices).
The Eesti Pank Museum and museum shop are open from Tuesdays to Fridays 12-17 and on Saturdays at 11-16.
What are collector coins?
The silver coin dedicated to Jüri Jaakson 150 is a collector coin. Collector coins are mostly made of precious metals and commemorate important events or people for the issuing country. Collector coins are only legal tender in the country of issue, They are not intended for circulation, but rather for collecting or as gifts, and their selling price usually exceeds their nominal value.