19.11.2020

The competition to design a silver coin dedicated to Hanseatic Pärnu was won by Aidi Mesi. The Eesti Pank Supervisory Board decided that the design named Kurss Pärnule, or Course for Pärnu, was the best submitted.

The winning designer explained that she was inspired by the idea of the... more

05.11.2020
Martti Näksi cash analyst

The central bank issued more than 323 million euros of banknotes into circulation in the third quarter of 2020 and 2.2 million euros of coins, while 249 million euros of banknotes were returned.

The net issuance of banknotes by Eesti Pank for... more

19.10.2020

The legal issuers of euro coins are the euro area countries. The European Commission coordinates all coin matters at euro area level.

The euro coin series comprises eight different denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, €1 and €2. All the euro coins are legal tender throughout the... more

05.10.2020

Eesti Pank will this week start to issue into circulation new two-cent and 20-cent circulation coins dated 2020 to cover the short-term demand from shops for these coins. Two million two-cent coins and 1.5 million 20-cent coins stamped with the year 2020 have been minted by the Lithuanian mint... more

03.08.2020
Martti Näksi cash analyst at Eesti Pank

The central bank issued more than 316 million euros of banknotes into circulation in the second quarter of 2020 and 1.7 million euros of coins, while 178 million euros of banknotes were returned.

The net issuance of banknotes by... more

29.06.2020

Euro cash has been in use since 2002 and is now used by more than 338 million people in 19 European countries. Since 1 January 2011, the euro has been the only legal tender in Estonia.

The other countries besides Estonia in the euro area are Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France,... more

09.06.2020

The two-euro commemorative coin for the Finno-Ugric peoples will use a design by the artists Al Paldrok and Madis Põldsaar. The Eesti Pank Supervisory Board decided that their design, named Eluring, was the best submitted. In total 45 designs were submitted for the competition. Second and third... more

08.06.2020

The silver collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the statesman Friedrich Karl Akel will use a design by Kristo Kooskora. The Eesti Pank Supervisory Board decided that his design, named Optika, was the best submitted.

The winning design shows a fragment from a... more

08.06.2020

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... more

27.05.2020

The Eesti Pank Executive Board confirmed the programme of issuing collector and commemorative coins for 2019.

The technical details for the coins, with the nominal value, size and weight of collector coins, and the mintage and issue date are published by Eesti Pank well before the coins... more

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