|Coin Type||Five Krooni|
The second Estonian kroon currency was introduced in 1992, after Estonia gained independence from the USSR. The kroon was subdivided into 100 cents (senti; singular sent). The five krooni coin was used as a circulating commemorative denomination only twice, in 1993 and in 1994. A banknote of the same value was preferred though, so the coins did not circulate much.
Just like the second type of 1 kroon coins, they were made of "Nordic gold" - an alloy with composition of 89% copper, 5% aluminium and 5% zinc and 1% tin.
The coins circulated until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.
The obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Estonia, consisting of three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) on a shield. The date [year] is divided by the shield.