Estonia Starter Kit 2011
|The Estonian Starter Kit was issued on 1 December 2010 and includes 42 coins:
Estonia joined the eurozone on 1 January 2011 and it was the 17th member state of the eurozone. The starter kits were produced for the Bank of Estonia by Finnish Rahapaja Oy (co-financed by the European Commission) and they also contain a security chip confirming the authenticity of the coin set.
Estonian Euro coins, contrary to many other EU countries feature the same design (a geographical image of Estonia) for all the euro coins, without making any distinction between their nominal amounts. The decision raised a great criticism during 2010 as many people started to protest against it, asking to change the initial idea and follow EU Member States on assigning different symbols to different coins.
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