The silver and gold coins dedicated to Hanseatic Tallinn will use designs by Riho Luuse

On Tuesday the Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank confirmed designs by Riho Luuse as the winners of the competitions for collector coins dedicated to the Hanseatic town of Tallinn.

The silver collector coin for Hanseatic Tallinn, which has a nominal value of eight euros, shows the silhouette of Tallinn, a Hanseatic trading ship, and the heraldic shield of Tallinn, and it was designed by Riho Luuse. Second place in the design competition for the silver coin went to Mall Nukke and third to Tiiu Pirsko and Mati Veermetsa.

The gold collector coin for Hanseatic Tallinn, which has a nominal value of 25 euros, shows a bas-relief of Tallinn, decorative waves of fish, and the heraldic shield of Tallinn, and was also designed by Riho Luuse. Second place in the design competition for the gold coin went to Liina Lõõbase and Kristo Kooskora and third pace went to Mall Nukke.

The winner, Riho Luuse, is a designer who also created the two-euro coin dedicated to Paul Keres that was issued at the start of 2016.

The collector coins will be issued by Eesti Pank in the first quarter of 2017.

Once the coin is released, the winning designer of each coin will receive a prize of 2000 euros while the second-placed design in each competition will win 700 and the third-placed 500 euros. Where designers have worked together on a design, they will have to share the prize money.

Altogether 72 designs were submitted to the competition, 38 of them for the silver coin and 33 for the gold coin. One design did not qualify for the competition.

The winning designs for the silver and gold coins dedicated to Hanseatic Tallinn.


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