The silver coin for the Olympic Games in Beijing will go on sale at the start of next year
- Three thousand of the coins have been minted
- Each coin costs 45 euros and up to three can be bought at once
- The coin will go on sale at 11.00 on Thursday 6 January in the Omniva online shop
- The coins will not be sold in the shop of the museum of Eesti Pank or in post offices
On Thursday 6 January, Eesti Pank will issue into circulation a silver commemorative coin for the Estonian athletes at the XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. The design by Liis Dvorjanski for the coin is inspired by conifers alongside ski trails and represents the landscape of the Olympic venue. The logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee is in the background of the landscape and the view is encircled by the Olympic rings. The coin has a nominal value of eight euros.
The designer of the coin Liis Dvorjanski studied fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Art and applied architecture at TTK University of Applied Sciences. She currently works for the design studio Tuules. Liis Dvorjanski has designed collector coins for Eesti Pank also earlier. Her designs were used for the silver coin for the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and for the commemorative coin in 2008 to celebrate the centenary of the Estonian National Museum.
Sales of the coin
- The coins will only be on sale through the Omniva online store
- Sales of the coin online will start on Thursday 6 January 2022 at 11.00
- The coins will not be sold in post offices or in the shop of the museum of Eesti Pank
- Each purchaser may buy up to three coins, and the coins cannot be reserved in advance
- The Omniva customer service can be contacted by telephone on 661 6616 or by email at [email protected] on working days from 09.00-20.00, and at weekends and on national holidays from 09.00–15.00
- The Eesti Pank museum shop can be contacted on 6680 650
What are commemorative coins?
- The silver coin dedicated to the Estonian athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 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.
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