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Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« on: September 28, 2015, 05:00:09 PM »
New €2 coin from Estonia commemorating 100th birth anniversary of Estonian chess grandmaster Paul Keres, to be issued next year. Image source: eurohobby. For more information on the design contest of this coin, click here.

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Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 02:16:16 PM »
Issue date is fixed as January 07,2016.

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Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 06:41:38 AM »
Susan Polgar just informed me on twitter that:

- The 25th Keres Memorial – ACP Open will be held on 7-10th January 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia.

- The World Chess Federation – FIDE declared the 2016 year of Paul Keres.

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Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 04:35:43 AM »
Half million Paul Keres coins that were struck are now sold out! :o

http://pood.post.ee/10952?id=10952&product_id=8869&c_tpl=1051

Needless to say, the BU coincards (mintage: 5000) are out of stock as well... ::)

I'm sure Rasmus has got his share of rolls and cards... 8)

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Re: Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 05:59:17 PM »
Indeed, although this was toughest one, as sold out basically in hours...

Here is attached actual look of coin.

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PS Small advertisement also, anybody interested to trade both latest Estonian 2€ coins drop me a PM  ;)

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Re: Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 08:30:18 PM »
Cash expert Meelis Metus of Bank of Estonia today informed me that the Bank of Estonia has started an investigation concerning the coins (that appear to be of proof quality) that have been found in several rolls. People who don't like the coins can exchange them by sending them to Bank of Estonia. Bank of Estonia denies that any proof coins have been minted.

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Re: Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 10:39:43 PM »
This is a well known effect of older presses. They strike at slower speed, but similar pressure. When the dies are still new, the coins have proof-like features, but not at 100% of the surface and the effect wears off quite quickly. The effect can be observed on the pre-euro-coins of the Netherlands (they now have faster presses that no longer produce this effect) and Swiss coins.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 08:13:14 AM »
Interesting! How hard (or easy) are the 'proof' coins to find? I haven't seen any listing on eBay for this, which is quite unusual as dealers won't miss a golden chance to make more money out of this...

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Re: Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 09:14:12 AM »
They are very easy to find at the time they are circulated, but disappear quickly, as the effect is worn off in circulation. They still occur in numbers in collections, but AFAIK not considered proofs or even special. In the US, a similar but lesser effect was hyped for some time as "first strike". Not sure if this is still so. Last I heard is that collectors started to realise that there were great masses of first strikes.

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Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 05:10:33 PM »
After a very long wait, I finally added the Keres commemorative to my collection! I'm happy with the unc coin, paying ~ €20 for the BU version isn't really my idea of joy. ;) Being  a chess follower (I don't play it though), I had to get it. A friend from Estonia was very kind to let me have it for reasonable price...

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Re: Estonia 2016: Paul Keres
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 05:46:53 PM »
Is this rare?? I got a few of these from a roll quite a long time ago for face value.

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 05:55:27 PM »
Not at all rare. :) However due to low mintage number (which is becoming a common practice these days), it's slightly difficult to get than others.

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