Eesti Pank issued silver and gold collector coins Hanseatic Tallinn on 9th of February 2017.
The silver collector coin has a nominal value of 8 euro and gold coin - 25 euro.
The collector coins for Hanseatic Tallinn are the start of a series of coins dedicated to the Estonian Hanseatic towns. “The era of the Hanseatic League was a heyday of Estonian history in many ways, as our towns connected us closely to Europe and our most beautiful old towns date back to that time. The series of coins dedicated to Hanseatic towns allows us to remember Estonian history and to appreciate and promote the history of our towns”, said Rait Roosve, Head of the Cash and Infrastructure Department at Eesti Pank.
The silver coin dedicated to Hanseatic Tallinn designed by Riho Luuse. The design on the coin has the silhouette of Tallinn, a Hanseatic trading ship, and the heraldic shield of Tallinn. The obverse side shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia and the year 2017. The proof quality silver (Ag 925) collector coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61 mm in diameter, mintage 5000 pcs.
The gold coin dedicated to Hanseatic Tallinn is also designed by Riho Luuse. The coin shows a bas-relief of Tallinn, decorative waves of fish, and the heraldic shield of Tallinn. The obverse side shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia and the year 2017. The proof-like quality gold (Au 999) coin weighs 3.11 grammes and is 18 mm in diameter, mintage 2000 pcs.
The coins have been minted in the Portuguese mint Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, S.A.
Source of information: Bank of Estonia: www.eestipank.ee