Estonia 2 euros 2016 - 100 Years since the Birth of Paul Keres

Obverse of Estonia 2 euros 2016 - 100 Years since the Birth of Paul Keres
Details Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s.

Keres narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. He won the 1938 AVRO tournament, which led to negotiations for a title match against champion Alexander Alekhine, but the match never took place due to World War II. After the war Keres was runner-up in the Candidates' Tournament on four consecutive occasions.

The coin features a portrait of the Estonian chess grandmaster Paul Keres with some chess pieces. In the upper left, in semicircle, is the inscription 'Paul Keres. " On the left side the name of the issuing country is, 'Eesti' and, underneath, the year of issue, '2016'.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge "O" and "E E S T I" repeated alternately upright and inverted
Mintage 500,000 pieces

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