2 Euro Discovery of Antarctica

2 Euro (Discovery of Antarctica) -  obverse2 Euro (Discovery of Antarctica) -  reverse

Obverse © Eesti Pank - Reverse © albinh

Features

Country Estonia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
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# 193396
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Commemorative issue

200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica

Obverse

A motif of a sailing ship which bears the inscriptions ‘Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen’ and ‘ANTARKTIKA 200’, the country name and the date. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
EESTI 2020
ANTARKTIKA
200

Translation:
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
Estonia 2020
Antarctica
200

Engravers: Tiiu Pirsko, Mati Veermets

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 (Discovery of Antarctica) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

The discovery is linked to Estonia because one of the first men to see Antarctica in 1820 was Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, a Baltic German seafarer born in Saaremaa, who documented the discovery.

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2020  10 000 18.04 5% BU; Coincard

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