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Announced issue: The 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous Estonian chess grandmaster Paul Keres

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Description: The coin features a portrait of the great Estonian chess player Paul Keres with some chess pieces. At the top left in semi-circle is the inscription "PAUL KERES". At the left side is the name of the issuing country "EESTI" and underneath is the year of issuance "2016".
Issuing volume: 500 000 coins
Date of issue: January 2016
Official Journal: C 425 18.12.2015

 

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

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