Eesti Pank today presented the two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the Tartu Peace Treaty

Eesti Pank today gave a presentation of the two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty.

Speakers at the presentation were Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, and graphic designer and design historian Ivar Sakk, who designed the commemorative coin.

“The events of a hundred years ago gave Estonia something of such great value that it is hard even to put it into words. Russia recognised the independence of Estonia when it signed the treaty and freely and in perpetuity abandoned all claim over the Estonian people and land. In this way the Tartu Peace Treaty marked the start of independence for our country and laid the firm foundations for it. I am very glad to be able to start the day here at the Estonian National Museum by expressing the respect of Eesti Pank for the events of 100 years ago. The issue of the two-euro circulation coin with a special design and the presentation of the coin today are dedicated to the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty a hundred years ago”, said Mr Müller.

Tartu rahu 100. aastapäevale pühendatud mälestusmündi esitlus

Background

The date 2 February 2020 marks 100 years since the Tartu Peace Treaty was signed. To commemorate this historical event, Eesti Pank is issuing on 1 February one million circulation coins with a special Tartu Peace Treaty 100 design, of which 10,000 will be BU (brilliant uncirculated) quality and packaged on a coin card priced at 10 euros.

The coins and coin cards will be available to purchase in the foyer of the Estonian National Museum after the official presentation. The coin will be on sale today in Tartu until 15.00. After that the coin card will be available to purchase from the shop of the Estonian National Museum and from A-infolett until 18.00 and again on 2 February during the opening hours of the museum.

Public sale of the coin started 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 coins 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 legal tender throughout the euro area, so they can be used for payments like any other euro coin.


Additional information:
Mart Siilivask
Eesti Pank
Tel: 668 0965
Mobile: 5697 9146
Email: mart.siilivask [at] eestipank.ee
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