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striking and issuing of the denomination was officially stopped on 1 January 1997, but the existing coins were not withdrawn and remained in circulation.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.

Obverse
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]
Reverse
Estonia / Five Senti - reverse photo

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

Reverse Inscription5 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Five Senti: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
From1991
To1995
Face Value5 (x Sent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2011)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)15.9500
Thickness (mm)0.8500
Mass (g)1.2900