2 Euro Festival of the Song of Estonia

2 Euro (Festival of the Song of Estonia) -  obverse2 Euro (Festival of the Song of Estonia) -  reverse

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Features

Country Estonia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.42 USD
Currency Euro (2011-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 168218
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Commemorative issue

150 anniversary of the Festival of the Song of Estonia

Obverse

The design is inspired by the Song Celebration procession, which moves like the waves on the sea with cheers of pride and joy and a panoply of national dress. The design unites music, national costumes, and the various sites of the great and powerful Song Celebration of the nation by the sea. The design also features the first notes of the Estonian national anthem and, at the bottom, the words ‘Laulupidu 150’ (Song Celebration 150). At the top is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and underneath the name of the issuing country ‘EESTI’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
2019
EESTI
LAULUPIDU 150

Translation:
2019
Estonia
Song Celebration 150

Engraver: Grete - Lisete Gulbis

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

"O" and "EESTI" repeated alternately upright and inverted.

Lettering: EESTI O EESTI O

Translation: Estonia Estonia

2 Euro (Festival of the Song of Estonia) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)

Comments

Date of issue: 29.05.2019

Eesti Pank, children’s television program Lastejaam and the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation invited children under 19 to send drawings for this coin. More than 8000 children participated in which 8 designs were put up for a public vote. The public vote was held over three weeks and was won by 15-year-old Grete-Lisette Gulbis from Tõrva in south Estonia.

Website Song Celebration


Image courtesy of Eesti Pank

Designer of the coincard: Martin Rästa / Fotod: Aivar Pihelgas, Toomas Kalve

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2019  990 000 2.84 3.63 3.63 99%
2019  10 000 17.95 4% BU Coincard

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