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Estonia 2021: National Animal - Wolf and Finno-Ugric peoples
« on: March 09, 2020, 07:09:12 PM »
Estonian Bank announced 2021 2€ design competitions..

Eesti Pank is announcing two competitions to design two-euro coins with special designs that will be issued into circulation next year, one dedicated to the Estonian national animal, the wolf, and the other to the Finno-Ugric peoples.

The two-euro commemorative coin dedicated to the wolf will go into circulation in spring 2021, and the coin dedicated to the Finno-Ugric peoples will enter circulation in autumn 2021.

Individuals and groups of designers are welcome to participate in the design competition, and designers may submit multiple designs for each competition. Designs must be submitted to the central bank by 12.00 on 30 April 2020 at the latest.

Full announcement here: Eesti Pank is issuing two-euro coins with special designs for the Estonian

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Re: Estonia 2021: National Animal - Wolf and Finno-Ugric peoples
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 07:07:57 PM »
Design competition is finished and new design for 2021 Wolf coin has been announced.

The winning design shows a howling wolf standing on a rocky outcrop. As the wolf is a forest animal, the background to the design shows the classic Estonian pine forest. The background also shows a starry night sky, as this is when the wolf is most likely to be heard.

Full Estonian Bank press release is here:

https://www.eestipank.ee/en/press/two-euro-commemorative-coin-dedicated-estonian-national-animal-wolf-will-use-design-maria-meos-08062020

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Re: Estonia 2021: National Animal - Wolf and Finno-Ugric peoples
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 06:36:50 PM »
Also second 2021 coin design is revealed..

The winning design is based on the cave drawings of Lake Äänisjärv, in which the symbols for the hunter, the elk, the water bird and the sun form the symbolic circle of life for the Finno-Ugric peoples. The central figure is a water bird, as the modern and ancient Finno-Ugric peoples are peoples of the water bird. Lennart Meri made a documentary film in 1970 about the ancient traditions of the Finno-Ugric peoples, whom he called the people of the water bird. The cave drawings of Äänisjärv appear on the UNESCO list of world heritage.

Full press release here:

https://www.eestipank.ee/en/press/two-euro-commemorative-coin-finno-ugric-peoples-will-use-design-al-paldrok-and-madis-poldsaar-09062020

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