The Miina Härma collector coin will be on sale from Monday in post offices

Eesti Pank will issue the silver ten-euro collector coin dedicated to the work of Miina Härma on 16 June. The coins will go on sale in the Eesti Pank museum, the Omniva online shop and eleven post offices across Estonia at a price of 35 euros.

The coins will be on sale at the Eesti Pank museum on Monday from 12.00 to 17.00. The collector coins will be available in eleven post offices across the country: the Narva mnt, Viru tn and Lossi plats branches in Tallinn; the central post office and Eden branch in Tartu; Astri in Narva; Hommiku tn in Pärnu; Tallinna tn in Viljandi; and the post offices in Kuressaare, Haapsalu and Valga.

The date 9 February 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Miina Härma, the Estonian composer, choir leader and organist. Miina Härma wrote over 200 songs, most of them for choirs, making her a major contributor to the repertoire of Estonian song festivals. In this way the collector coin dedicated to the work of Miina Härma fits well with this year's 26th Estonian Song Celebration and 19th Dance Celebration “Touched by Time. The Time to Touch”.

The front of the coin bears the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia and the year 2014, and the reverse pure tonal vibrations resonating from a tuning fork as a symbol of the music teacher, conductor and composer, the words "Miina Härma 150", and the nominal value of the coin of ten euros. The coin was designed by Jaano Ester.

The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grammes and is 38.61 mm in diameter, The coins are being minted in the Royal Dutch Mint, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt and 7500 will be issued.

The Eesti Pank Museum at Estonia pst 11, Tallinn is open specially on Monday 16 June 12.00-17.00 and otherwise is open from Tuesdays to Fridays 12.00-17.00 and on Saturdays 11.00-16.00. For more details about the opening times of post offices, see the Omniva website www.omniva.ee. The collector coins cannot be reserved in advance.

Print quality pictures of the coin and a picture of Miina Härma from the archive of the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum can be found at the end of the press release.

For further information:
Eesti Pank museum shop 668 0650

Eesti Pank information line 668 0719

Ingrid Mitt
Public Relations Office
Eesti Pank
Eurosystem
Tel: 668 0965, 512 6843
Email: ingrid.mitt [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee