The discovery is linked to Estonia because one of the first men to see Antarctica in 1820 was Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, a Baltic German seafarer born in Saaremaa, who documented the discovery.
The design depicts a motif of a sailing ship. It also bear the inscriptions ‘Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen’ and
‘ANTARKTIKA 200’, the country name ‘EESTI’ and the year of issuance ‘2020’.
Subject of commemoration
The bicentenary of the discovery of Antarctica
Date of issue