Five Krooni, Coin Type from Estonia - detailed information

Five Krooni, Coin Type from Estonia (issued 1993 - 1994)
Coin TypeFive 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.

Obverse
Estonia / Five Krooni - obverse photo

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.

Obverse Inscription[year]
Reverse
Estonia / Five Krooni - reverse photo

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Five Krooni: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
From1993
To1994
Face Value5 (x Kroon)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2011)
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)26.2000
Mass (g)7.1000