Estonian cbank to issue silver coin dedicated to Olympic games in Paris

  • 2024-04-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Bank of Estonia will release a silver collector coin on May 6 dedicated to the Estonian athletes participating in the Paris Olympic Games.

Altogether 4,000 of the coins will be minted, each coin will cost 60 euros and have a nominal value of 10 euros, the central bank said.

The coin will go on sale at 2 p.m. on May 6 in the Omniva online shop and at noon on May 7 in the Bank of Estonia museum shop.

The silver coin designed by Liis Dvorjanski shows the light still iridescent and a glow in the sky, forming the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. The disk of the sun, the source of our vital energy, appears at the peak, leading the athletes towards their goal of a medal. The coin is being minted in the Lithuanian Mint.

The designer of the coin Liis Dvorjanski studied fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Art and applied architecture at TTK University of Applied Sciences. She currently works for the design studio Tuules. Other designs by Liis Dvorjanski for collector coins have earlier been chosen by the central bank. Her designs were used in 2012 for the silver coin for the Olympic Games in London and in 2021 for the coin for the games in Beijing, as well as for the collector coin in the form of a medallion to celebrate the centenary of the Estonian National Museum in 2008.

The coin for the Olympics in Paris is a collector coin. Collector coins are mostly made of precious metals and commemorate important events or people for the issuing country. Collector coins are only legal tender in the country of issue, They are not intended for circulation, but rather for collecting or as gifts, and their selling price usually exceeds their nominal value.

The central bank has a long tradition of issuing collector coins for the Olympics, going back to 1992. The central bank has previously issued 12 Olympic coins.