Estonia 2 Euro 2016 Paul Keres Coloured
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On January 7, 1916 the famous Estonian chessman Paul Keres was born. As a reminder of this 100th birthday Estonia has issued a special 2 Euro coin. Paul Keres was one of the most prominent chess players of all time. Because Russia has long occupied Estonia, Paul Keres represented Russia as a chess player. Paul Keres was not known as the best player because he was never World Chess Champion. In 1975 Paul Keres suddenly died of a cardiac arrest. On the coin Paul Keres is portrayed thinking and looking at a chess board. The face of Paul Keres is naturally coloured. The chessboard is also naturally coloured in black and white. At the bottom of the coin are some chess pieces û the King, the Queen, the Knight and a pawn. These chess pieces are also shown on their heads to symbolize both sides of the chessboard. Because the chess pieces are coloured white and black this effect is even more beautiful. At the top left of the coin is the text æPaul KeresÆ in blue. On the left side of the coin is the country name EESTI (Estonia) and the year 2016. Both are coloured white. In this way, the distinctive colours of Estonia, which are white, blue and black, are perfectly displayed. The quality of the coin is UNC (Uncirculated).