Menu

2 Euro Paul Keres

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

Obverse © iwantallcoins - Reverse © Iwantallcoins

Features

Country Estonia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.29 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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 was an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s.

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: Estonia

Engraver: Riho Luuse

Reverse

The facial 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)

© Cyrillius

Comments

Minted in the Lithuanian Mint

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  500,000 3.58 3.99

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange this coin: josebravo71, Robert T, sywonder, Rasmus20, j21, patcharles, sroussos, fada, veverica, teixjo, Eltjo Witkop, jmc, brismike, mao56, chess_tango, BramVB, discover_84, Svaan, Juha, manu-gizer, Stome, DavidB, tuojau, aarez, dj95, numis13006, NicktheGreek, tony164, akadotour, Evangelistas, matcra, nago, audittbe, raamijaan, Bavariat, carlos47, Grinya, joosan, euro3000, sokol, algarbiorum-rex, corsicana, Beatrix, béa713, kuerzebap, albinh

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×256)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×104)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Estonian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×141)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×109)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Estonian Finnish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×9)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English Spanish Latvian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×21)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×302)
Country: Greece
Languages : English Greek
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×84)
Country: Italy
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×41)
Country: Slovenia
Languages : English German Croatian Slovenian Serbian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×72)
Country: Portugal
Languages : French Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×61)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×71)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×67)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×11)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×8)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Estonian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×92)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Spanish Estonian French Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×67)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English Russian Ukrainian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×89)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Estonian Finnish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×42)
Country: Finland
Languages : English German Finnish Swedish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×8)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×4)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×21)
Country: Italy
Languages :
French German English Italian Dutch Swedish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×38)
Country: Lithuania
Languages : English Lithuanian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×403)
Country: Estonia
Languages : English Estonian Finnish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×99)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×13)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×53)
Country: Greece
Languages : English Greek
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×252)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×157)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English Belarusian Esperanto Russian Ukrainian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×78)
Country: Lithuania
Languages : English Lithuanian Polish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×170)
Country: Belgium
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×94)
Country: Switzerland
Languages : English German Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: Belgium
Languages : French English Italian Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: Finland
Languages : English Estonian Finnish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×118)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×79)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish French Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×43)
Country: Russia
Languages : English Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×56)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×271)
Country: Canada
Languages :
French Arabic German English Esperanto Spanish Swedish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×282)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English Latvian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×72)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×196)
Country: France
Languages : French English Italian
Feedback: none
Country: Portugal
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×179)
Country: France
Languages : French English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×12)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×174)
Country: Slovenia
Languages : English Croatian Slovenian Serbian
Numista Rarity index: 12 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Estonia

Contribute to the catalogue

Modify or add data about this coin
2 Euro (Paul Keres)