Voor iedereen die wel eens een herdenkingsmunt heeft willen ontwerpen die ook daadwerkelijk in circulatie komt, biedt de centrale bank van Estland een aantal competities aan. Er lopen momenteel drie competities voor het ontwerpen van een officiele herdenkingsmunt:
- 100 jaar van de Republiek Estland
- munt voor de delegatie en athleten die naar de XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang gaan
- 100 jaar van de Baltische staten
Link: Eesti Pank announces two competitions to design coins
Eesti Pank is announcing competitions to design a two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and a collector coin for the Estonian delegation and athletes going to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The coins will be issued at the start of 2018 and both individuals and groups of designers are welcome to participate in the design competition.
The date 24 February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and Eesti Pank is issuing a two-euro circulating coin with a special design in honour of this. The design of the common side of the coin is unchanged. The coin is intended to symbolise the people of Estonia, and so 1,317,800 coins will be minted to match the population of Estonia on 1 January 2017 according to data from Statistics Estonia.
Eesti Pank has a long tradition of issuing collector coins for the Olympics, going back to 1992. In 2018 the XXIII Winter Olympic Games will be held in Pyeongchang in South Korea and Eesti Pank will be issuing a silver collector coin with a nominal value of 10 euros in honour of the delegation and athletes representing Estonia at the Olympic games. The elements that must be included in the design are the national great coat of arms, the words “Eesti Vabariik” and the year 2018 on the obverse side, and the nominal value with the euro symbol (10¤) and the logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee on the reverse. The design of the coin may not use any symbols that belong to the International Olympic Committee or the organising committee for the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. In all, 2000 of the coins will be minted.
The deadline for the submission of correctly formatted designs for both the commemorative coin and the collector coin is 10 March 2017 at 12.00 midday. Designs should be brought to Eesti Pank by the deadline or sent to: Mündi¸ürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn.
Participants in the design competition can submit more than one design for each coin. Eesti Pank will publish the results of the design competition for the silver collector coin on 10 April 2017 at the latest, and for the two-euro commemorative coin by 17 April. Once the coin is released, the winning designer of each coin will receive a prize of 2000 euros.
Link: Eesti Pank announces a competition to design a jointly-issued two-euro commemorative coin for the three Baltic states
Eesti Pank is announcing a competition to design a two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the three Baltic states. The coin will mark the approaching 100th anniversary of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and will enter into circulation in all three countries simultaneously at the start of 2018. Both individuals and groups of authors are welcome to participate in the design competition. The design for the coin will be chosen through a public vote online.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, the central banks of the Baltic States − Eesti Pank, Latvijas Banka and Lietuvos Bankas − plan to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design on the national side, in the beginning of 2018. When received as a means of payment, this 2 euro coin has to remind the citizens of the Baltic States and elsewhere in the euro area of the determination of the Baltic nations to defend their statehood, acquired 100 years ago or re-established again. At the same time the coin has to be a testimony of the unity of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian nations and their readiness to cooperate for the sake of their independence and freedom.
The juries of the central banks of the three Baltic states will each select two of the designs submitted in their country in the first round of the competition, and the chosen designs will progress to the second round and the public vote. The results of the first round will not be published. Two designs from each country will be entered anonymously in the second round of the competition and the final result will be decided by an online vote. The exact conditions for the online vote will be published once the central banks have made their initial choice.
Designs submitted as competition entries should only be for the national side of the coin. The design should contain elements that make it clear that the coin is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the independence of all three Baltic states. The compulsory elements of the design are the year 2018 and the word "Baltics", which will be replaced by the national name of the issuing country for each coin, Eesti, Latvija or Lietuva. The design should also use the circle of twelve stars around the whole national part of the design. The twelve stars must appear as they do on the standard two-euro circulation coin.
The deadline for the submission of correctly formatted designs is 6 March 2017 at 12.00. Designs with a one-word title should be sent in a sealed envelope to Eesti Pank by the deadline to: Mündi¸ürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn.
The results of the online vote will be announced by 30 June 2017 at the latest. Candidates who get through to the second round will receive an award of 1000 euros for each successful design. Once the coin is released, the winning designer will receive a prize of 1500 euros.
The central banks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will jointly issue two-euro commemorative coin into circulation in early 2018.