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Estonian Bank announced today themes for 2020 2€ coins:

Firstone is dedicated to Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen and for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. The Baltic-German seafarer Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen, born in Saaremaa, was one of the first people to see the Antarctic.

Secondone is dedicated to Tartu Peace treaty 1920 which ended Estonian War of Independence.

Press statement (in Estonian) is here: https://www.eestipank.ee/press/eesti-pank-annab-2020-aastal-valja-neli-meene-ja-malestusmunti-10122018

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Re: Estonia 2020: Fabian von Bellingshausen 1820 and Treaty of Tartu 1920
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 05:50:35 PM »
Anybody, like to participate on designing?

Eesti Pank is inviting submissions of designs for two two-euro commemorative coins, one dedicated to the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty and the other commemorating the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. Both individuals and groups of designers are welcome to participate in the design competitions.

The design competition aims to find suitable designs for the national side of the commemorative coins, as the common side of such coins is always the same and cannot be changed. Correctly formatted designs should be sent to Eesti Pank by 12.00 on 18 February 2019 at the latest to: Mündi˛ürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn.

https://www.eestipank.ee/en/press/eesti-pank-holding-two-simultaneous-competitions-design-commemorative-coins-12122018

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Re: Estonia 2020: Fabian von Bellingshausen 1820 and Treaty of Tartu 1920
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 09:20:32 PM »
I can't draw a stick man and won't participate, but for once, I would support a map. What I would propose for the Antarctica design is a contour of the ice cap (not the land) today on top of the best approximation of the contour of the ice cap as it was 200 years ago, presented on a close up of the globe to give the design depth.

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So, as public contest for design has failed, Eesti Pank Supervisory Board approved the design by the graphic designer Ivar Sakk.


Full press release is here: The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the Tartu Peace

On my opinion, its look is similar to Finnish 2€ 2004.

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The design is OK, and (in my opinion) not too close to that Finnish coin. Also because the way the characters are "built" into the tree is quite different, and well done. Now as for the date - hmm. Of course the year 2020 needs to appear somewhere, and I guess the "02.02.2020" was just too tempting ;) but I would have added the 1920 somewhere ...

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You have a point, Rasmus, but the design does try to get into the concept of peace with a young tree growing leaves and letter-shaped fruits, forming the name of the peace. The designer was able to avoid the cliché fat pigeon with branch and the olive wreath. There are no smug nationalist symbols either. Maybe this design is good for what's not in it?

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Seems the jury picked a design for the Bellingshausen coin. In the center you see the ship Vostok that he used for the Antarctica expedition in 1820. (Mikhail Lazarev was on the Mirny then.) Roughly between the 9 and 1 o'clock stars will be his name, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. Near the two o'clock star, the country name and the year 2020. At the bottom, Antarktika 200. Will try and post an image later ...

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It is a nice coin design. You would think that anything featuring a sailing ship would look nice but the Royal Mint has recently proven otherwise. I find the coin intriguing because of the fact that I think it is one of relatively few non-royal nobles to be commemorated on a coin. I like nobles and as the design looks good too this is certainly one for the collection.

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The design

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Thank you guys for posting the images. :) I am not sure what that squiggly thing on the right is; part of an Antarctica map maybe? But yes, all in all that is a good design ...

Christian