TALLINN – The Bank of Estonia is issuing a two-euro coin dedicated to the Estonian national animal, the wolf; one million of the coins have been minted and the coin will enter circulation through banks and shops on Oct. 20.
The two-euro commemorative coins with the special design are valid as legal tender throughout the euro area, the central bank said.
The new commemorative coin shows a howling wolf standing on a rocky outcrop against a background of an Estonian pine forest and a starry night sky. The coin was designed by the designer Maria Meos.
There will be 12,000 two-euro coin cards, which will sell for 10 euros. The coin card was designed by one of the designers of the Estonian kroon banknotes, Vladimir Taiger, who was also an advisor for the design of the coin.
The coin and coin card will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 in the Omniva online shop. Coins will be available from the central bank's museum shop from Nov. 2.
The coins were minted by the Lithuanian mint.