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2 Euro Paul Keres

2 Euro (Paul Keres) -  obverse2 Euro (Paul Keres) -  reverse

Obverse © iwantallcoins - Reverse © Iwantallcoins

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Country Estonia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.25 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 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Paul Keres

Obverse

Paul Keres, an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer, who was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, facing left

Keres narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. He won the 1938 AVRO tournament, which led to negotiations for a title match against champion Alexander Alekhine, but the match never took place due to World War II. After the war Keres was runner-up in the Candidates' Tournament on four consecutive occasions.

Due to these and other strong results, many chess historians consider Keres the strongest player never to become world champion and one of the greatest players in history. He was nicknamed "Paul the Second", "The Eternal Second" and "The Crown Prince of Chess".

Lettering:
PAUL KERES
EESTI
2016

Translation:
Paul Keres
Estonia
2016

Engraver: Riho Luuse

Reverse

The face value, next to a map showing 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 "E E S T I" repeated alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: EESTI O EESTI O

Translation: Estonia Estonia

2 Euro (Paul Keres) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Lithuanian Mint (Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla), Vilnius, Lithuania (1990-date)

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2016  495,000 3.64 4.01 4.01 100%
2016  5,000 0.4% Coin card

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