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Estonia announces competition to design a coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of statesman Jaan Tõnisson

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) have announced (22nd December) a competition to design a silver collector coin which will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian statesman Jaan Tõnisson, (1868-1941). Tõnisson is remembered as having served as the prime minister of Estonia twice during 1919 and 1920, as Estonia’s head of state from 1927 to 1933, and as foreign minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932. In 1940, Estonia was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union as part of an agreement with the Third Reich and the Molotov-Von Ribbentrop agreement. It was during Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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