2 Euro University of Tartu

Features

Issuer Estonia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.27
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 183116
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

100th anniversary of the founding of the Estonian language University of Tartu

Obverse

A motif of the main building of Tartu University in the center and also bears the inscriptions ‘RAHVUSÜLIKOOL 100’ (National University 100) and ‘UNIVERSITAS TARTUENSIS’, the year ‘1632’, the issuing country ‘EESTI’ and the date at the bottom. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
RAHVUSÜLIKOOL
100
EESTI 2019
UNIVERSITAS
TARTUENSIS
1632

Translation:
National University
100
Estonia 2019
University of
Tartu
1632

Engraver: Indrek Ilves

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

2 Euro (University of Tartu) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

The coin will mark the centenary of the University of Tartu as being established as the first Estonian language university. It was founded in 1632 by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf and is one of the oldest universities in northern and eastern Europe and became the first Estonian language university in 1919.

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2019  7 500 $ 12 4% In set

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