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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 2, January 9, 2011, Article 23

ESTONIA REARRANGES THE NUMISMATIC MAP

Complaints about new coin designs are endless. Here's another story on this topic, this time from Estonia. -Editor

2011 Estonia Euro coins Estonia pulled back from redrawing its border with Russia on its new Euro coin. An earlier version of a map on the back of the coin included part of Russia within Estonia. However, the final version has corrected the error. At first the bank of Estonia suggested that the borders were just the painter's artistic perception of Estonia's borders. The Estonian ambassador to Russia insists that the map now properly represents the border and no Russian territory has been seized.

The Setos an Estonia Ethnic group claim that some areas should belong in Estonia that are not shown as such. There is still a dispute among some about where the border should be.

2011 Estonia Euro coins Estonia joined the Euro area on January first and the coins were issued then. The moral of the story is that you should not draw maps on coins!

Hear, hear! As we've seen before, Mints can't win when they put maps on coins - the complaints are inevitable. -Edutor

To read the complete article, see: Estonia engages in brief numismatic aggression against Russia! (www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7820857-estonia-engages
-in-brief-numismatic-aggression-against-russia)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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