Nearly 1,100 people visited Eesti Pank

Nearly 1,100 people visited Eesti Pank on an open-door day, inspected the activities of the central bank and participated in various public entertainments.

We would like to thank all the people who, with their participation, added flavour to the occasion, said Tanel Ross, Head of External and Public Relations Department. The banknote-sorting machine, introduction of security elements of banknotes and a tour in the bank buildings left the biggest impression on the visitors. A popular souvenir turned out to be shredded banknotes withdrawn from circulation.
The public was keenly interested in major areas of the central bank work, such as investment of the Estonian foreign currency reserves and the operation of the Estonian payment systems.
Many visitors also dropped in to the Museum of Eesti Pank, where an exhibition "Money in Estonia for 2000 years" was opened from 3 May and recently struck commemorative coins dedicated to the University of Tartu were on sale for the public.
Thank you very much, it was a welcome and interesting occasion, wrote one of the visitors in the visitors' book.

On the open-door day archive shots from the 1992 Monetary Reform were shown, the chamber choir of the central bank sang, a competition for the sharpest basketball throws was held and a quiz tested the knowledge of visitors. Active participation could be seen in the children's drawing competition "My kroon".
The day was dedicated to the 83rd anniversary of Eesti Pank and the 10th anniversary of the reintroduction of the kroon.

For more information:
Janno Toots
Public Relations Adviser
Phone: 6680 900, 6680 745
e-mail: janno.toots [at] epbe.ee