Estonian vendors have to accept one and two cent euro coins

News in media earlier this week about Finnish vendors not accepting one and two cent euro coins from consumers upon prior notification applies only to Finland.
20. 01. 2011

The news about the situation in Finland have caused confusion in Estonia, and the Consumer Protection Board has received several signals from consumers who are worried that vendors might not accept one and two cent euro coins.

The Consumer Protection Board would like to draw the consumers’ and vendors’ attention to the fact that the limitation of one and two euro cents is not permitted by law.

The Board would also like to remind everyone that vendors are obliged to accept up to 50 euro coins regardless of their value.


Additional information:

Hanna Turetski

Consumer Protection Board

Head of the Consumer Policy and Public Relations Department

6 201 706

533 080 76