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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.

Peter
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