Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Bank of Estonia releases new University of Tartu commemorative coin

A new two-euro coin went into circulation yesterday dedicated to the centenary of the first Estonian language university. The University of Tartu was built in 1632 and in the early days of the Republic of Estonia, it layed the foundation for higher education in the Estonian language and made an immeasurable contribution to the development of the Estonian state, society and culture. 

As 100 years have now passed since this important event, the Bank of Estonia has minted one million commemorative coins of which 17,500 are of high quality BU finish (brilliant uncirculated) and available on a coin card.

A postage stamp dedicated to the Estonian language university was also put on sale yesterday.  Both the coin and the stamp were designed by artist Indrek Ilves.