100 years from Estonian War of Independence: a special coin card was issuedPublished: 30.11.2018

On November 27, a special issue coin card commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Estonian War of Independence as well as the Defence Forces and the Defence League was unveiled at a festive ceremony in the Tallinn Teachers’ House.

Photo: Raul Mee / EV100

“The premises of the Teachers’ House are of great historic significance and the events that took place here a century ago played an important role in achieving Estonia’s freedom,” emphasised Toomas Kiho, Head of the Steering Group of Estonia 100. “It was in this house a hundred years ago where the Estonian government took the historic decision to confront the foreign troops in the emerging War of Independence. In honour of this decision, we hold the festive ceremony and presentation of the coin card issued by the Bank of Estonia,” Kiho noted.

“The War of Independence is the most important war in the history of Estonia. This spring, the Bank of Estonia decided to commemorate the war and the Estonian military forces who fought in the war by issuing a special coin card,” said Ardo Hansson, Governor of the Bank of Estonia.

The coin card, designed by Vladimir Taiger, contains a two-euro circulation coin issued in 2018 and a special commemorative two-euro coin dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia.

The coin cards are available for purchase in the e-shop of Omniva, the shop of Eesti Pank Museum, and in post offices. 5,000 coin cards have been issued. The price of one coin card is 10 euros.

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