Good for collectors!
This year is the 200th Anniversary discovery of Antarctica. This important historical event is linked to Estonia because one of the first men to see Antarctica in 1820 was the Baltic German seafarer Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen, who was born in Saaremaa and who documented the discovery.
To commemorate this significant historical moment, Eesti Pank is issuing 750,000 two-euro circulation coins with a special Antarctica 200 design, of which 10,000 will be BU (brilliant uncirculated) quality and packaged as collector items on a coin card.
Eesti Pank is also issuing 10,000 coin cards issued, which will sell for 10 euros each
The coin and coin card will go on sale at 12.00 in the Omniva online shop
Coins and coin cards will be available from the Eesti Pank museum from 10.00 on 28 January
The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the coin card were designed by the artists Tiiu Pirsko and Mati Veermets. The design shows the ship Vostok in which Admiral von Bellingshausen sailed around the world.
The coins are all legal tender throughout the euro area, so they can be used for payments like any other euro coin.
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