Martti Näksi Eesti Panga cash analyst at Eesti Pank

The central bank issued more than 205 million euros of banknotes into circulation in the first quarter of this year and 2.9 million euros of coins, while 103 million euros in banknotes were returned. Demand for cash from... more


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


The exhibition opening at 12.00 on Friday 1 November in the Eesti Pank museum at Estonia pst 11 under the title of Thematic Collections displays the coin collections of collector Kaimar Ilves. The heaviest exhibit is a one-kilogram silver medal from Finland.

The final exhibition in the... more


Eesti Pank ordered 10 million one cent coins from the Slovakian mint to cover the needs of merchants for low value euro coins to give as change in the years ahead. As five-cent coins and larger ones circulate freely, there are sufficient of them in circulation and the central bank does not need... more


Five-cent coins and other larger-value circulating coins so far bore the year number 2011 – the year Estonia adopted the euro. Starting this week, however, people will start receiving euro coins with the year 2018 as change from shops.

One and two-cent coins are different from other... more

  • People receive one and two-cent coins as change from shops but very rarely use them for paying with
  • Only the final total price to be paid need be rounded, not the price of each individual item
  • The final price could be rounded mathematically up or down to the nearest five... more

In 2017 Eesti Pank is extending its stock of circulating coins and has minted additional 1, 2, 5 and 20-cent coins. The new coins will enter circulation on 7 March.

Eesti Pank has had 9 million one-cent coins minted, 4 million two-cent coins, 4.55 million five-cent coins, and 3.25... more

  • The coin folder for the anniversary of Estonia regaining independence contains Estonian euro coins with the issue date 2016
  • The folder costs 25 euros and can be purchased from the online shop, 11 post offices across Estonia, and the Eesti Pank museum shop from 22 August
  • ... more

A set of Estonian euro coins dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Estonia’s re-independence is released for sale on 22 August. The coin set includes one coin of each denomination with the year of issue 2016. The coin set costs 25 euros.

The set includes eight Estonian euro coins: 1, 2, 5... more


In 2015, Eesti Pank increased the stock of coins in circulation and minted additional one and two-cent coins. The new coins will enter circulation starting from 21 July.

Eesti Pank ordered 14 million one-cent coins and 17.1 million two-cent coins with the total value of 482,390 euros.... more

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