Five Senti, Coin Type from Estonia - detailed information

Five Senti, Coin Type from Estonia (issued 1991 - 1995)
Coin TypeFive Senti

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 senti coin was the smallest denomination issued into circulation (coins with values lower than 5 senti were never made); the first coins which were issued were back-dated 1991.

The coins are made of Aluminium-bronze, with composition of 93% copper, 5% aluminium and 2% nickel.

They issued in only three years - 1991, 1992 and 1995; additional striking and issuing of the denomination was officially stopped on 1 January 1997, but the existing coins were not withdrawn and remained in circulation.

These coins circulated until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

Estonia / Five Senti - obverse photo

The obverse depicts the three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) of the Coat of Arms of Estonia. The date [year] is divided by the lions.

Obverse Inscription [year]
Estonia / Five Senti - reverse photo

At centre, the numeral value 5, below that the denomination SENTI. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription 5 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Senti - (3) Coins
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Five Senti: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Face Value5 (x Sent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2011)
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size15.9500 mm
Thickness0.8500 mm
Mass1.2900 g