15 euro - 150th anniversary of the birth of Jüri Jaakson
The Eesti Pank Supervisory Board approved the design by Anna Roomet, Risto Tali and Rait Siska for the silver coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Estonian statesman and long-term President of Eesti Pank Jüri Jaakson. The coin for Jüri Jaakson will be issued by Eesti Pank in early 2020. The coin will have a nominal value of 15 euros and Eesti Pank will announce the selling price before the coin is issued. The coin has a modern style portrait of the profile of Jüri Jaakson on multiple levels. Jüri Jaakson was an Estonian politician and statesman in 1924-1925 and he was Governor of Eesti Pank in 1926–1940. He was arrested by the Soviet occupying forces in 1941 and killed in 1942. Anna Roomet has a master’s degree in product design from the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), Risto Tali is a teacher of crafts and an artist working in metal at the EKA, and Rait Siska is an animator and artist in metal at the EKA. Risto Tali are Rait Siska are well known artists in metal, who have produced numerous works of art that have been in competitions and exhibitions. Anna Roomet previously worked as a designer at the Taikonaut product design company, and has more recently worked in design management at various companies.