Eesti Pank hat geschrieben:Winners of the design competition for collector coins dedicated to the Estonian Song and Dance Festival
On Wednesday, 21 January, the 6-member panel convened by Eesti Pank picked three winners from among the designs submitted to the design competition for a silver and gold collector coin dedicated to the tradition of the Estonian Song and Dance festivals.
The winner of the design competition for the 100-kroon gold collector coin is the design "Kumin" by graphic designer Triinu Sild and jewellery artist Merle Kasonen. The second place went to the design "Päike" by Berbel Lätt, a student of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and artists Tiiu Pirsko and Mati Veermets received the third place with their design "President".
The design competition for the 10-kroon silver collector coin was won by the design "Parlament I" by artists Tiiu Pirsko and Mati Veermets. The same authors received also the third place with their design "Tiideratas". The design "Sõlg" by Liis Dvorjanski and Kaarel Kukk, students of the Estonian Academy of Arts, received the second place.
After the coins are issued, the winner will be paid the prize money of 30,000 kroons. The winner of the second place will receive 20,000 kroons and that of the third place 15,000 kroons. If a design has several authors, they will have to share the prize money.
After approval by the Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank the designs will be published on the web site of Eesti Pank.
"Designing coins dedicated to the Song and Dance Festival was definitely not an easy task, since it required the depiction on a small coin of the 140-year-long tradition of song festivals and the 18-year-long experience of organising dance festivals. Thus, we were happy about the large number of participants. All in all, we received 69 designs for the competition: 38 for the gold coin and 31 for the silver coin," commented Rait Roosve, Head of the Cash and Security Department of Eesti Pank.
Eesti Pank will issue the coins dedicated to the Song and Dance Festival in June 2009.
The collector coin design competition's technical, participation and assessment conditions and criteria are available on the web site of Eesti Pank.
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Issue date: June 12 2009.
Issue date: June 12 2009.
Eesti Pank hat geschrieben:On Friday Eesti Pank presents collector coins dedicated to the Song and Dance Festivals
On Friday, 12 June, Eesti Pank presents two collector coins dedicated to the tradition of Song and Dance Festivals: a gold collector coin with the nominal value 100 kroons and a silver collector coin with the nominal value 10 kroons.
The gold coin depicts the Song Stage built in 1960, since its arch has become a symbol of the song festivals. In addition, the reverse of the coin carries its nominal value 100 KROONI. The obverse features the grand national coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia, the text EESTI VABARIIK and the year 2009. The gold collector coin was designed by Merle Kasonen and Triinu Silla. The coin is of pure gold (Au 999/1000) and of Proof Like finish quality. It weighs 7.78 grams and is 22 mm in diameter. The mintage of the coins is 5,000 and one coin costs 3,500 kroons.
The obverse of the silver collector coin depicts a circle of dancing men. They can also be looked at as the wheel of time symbolising the long tradition of song and dance festivals. In addition, the reverse of the coin carries its nominal value 10 KROONI. The obverse features the grand national coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia, the text EESTI VABARIIK and the year 2009. The silver collector coin was designed by Tiiu Pirsko and Mati Veermets. The coin is of pure silver (Ag 999) and of Proof finish quality. It weighs 31.1 grams and is 40.6 mm in diameter. The mintage of the coins is 10,000 and one coin costs 350 kroons.
It is possible to buy the collector coins in a set costing 4,000 kroons. The coins were minted by the Royal Dutch Mint (Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt).
The collector coins will be launched for sale on 12 June at 12 o'clock by the Museum of Eesti Pank, as well as by SEB offices across Estonia. Thus, the coins will be sold in Tallinn (Tornimäe, Järve, Magistrali, Rocca al Mare, Mustakivi, Pae, Nõmme and Roosikrantsi offices) and in the SEB head offices in Maardu, Rapla, Pärnu, Haapsalu, Kuressaare, Rakvere, Jõhvi, Narva, Paide, Türi, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Jõgeva, Põlva, Võru, Valga and Tartu. It is possible to order the coins from your local SEB office. Only silver coins will be sold by Tartu Song Festival Museum (Jaama 14).
The collector coins are also available for purchase by mail. Please send your request to the Cash Department of Eesti Pank (the address is Estonia pst 13, Tallinn 15095), or by the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The collector coins cannot be reserved in advance.
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Ja schöne Münze... Und dieses Festival kann ich mir dieses jahr ansehen :D