The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the Estonian national animal, the wolf, will use a design by Maria Meos

The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the Estonian national animal, the wolf, will use a design by the artist Maria Meos. The Eesti Pank Supervisory Board decided that her design, named Kriimsilm270, was the best submitted.

The winning design shows a howling wolf standing on a rocky outcrop. As the wolf is a forest animal, the background to the design shows the classic Estonian pine forest. The background also shows a starry night sky, as this is when the wolf is most likely to be heard.

The winning designer Maria Meos is a designer working in Tallinn. She is currently studying graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts having earlier worked as a fashion designer.

Eesti rahvusloom hundile pühendatud erikujundusega 2eurone käibemünt

The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the Estonian national animal, the wolf, will enter into circulation in spring 2021.

In total 60 designs were submitted for the competition. Second place went to a design from Italy by Sandra Deiana, and the third placed design was by Riho Luuse.

The programme of issuing commemorative and collector coins for 2020 and 2021 is published on the Eesti Pank website. https://www.eestipank.ee/en/notes-and-coins/confirmed-programme-issuing-collector-and-commemorative-coins

The collector coins issued by Eesti Pank can be seen on the Eesti Pank website https://www.eestipank.ee/en/notes-and-coins/collector-coins.

Suggestions for minting collector and commemorative coins are welcome from everyone, and can be sent through the Eesti Pank website at https://www.eestipank.ee/en/ideas-collector-coins-and-commemorative-coins, by email or by post. Suggestions for coins to be minted in 2022 can be sent until the end of August this year. All the suggestions are considered by an advisory committee invited by Eesti Pank, and their expert opinions and recommendations are used as the basis for the Executive Board of Eesti Pank to decide which coins to mint.

Additional information:

Piret Luhakooder
Cash and Infrastructure Department
Tel: 668 0791
Email: piret.luhakooder [at] eestipank.ee

Mart Siilivask
Tel: 668 0965
Mobile: 5697 9146
Email: mart.siilivask [at] eestipank.ee
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee