One Kroon, Coin Type from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon, Coin Type from Estonia (issued 1992 - 2008)
Coin TypeOne Kroon

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 one kroon coin was a popular circulating denomination; there was also a banknote with the same value, but the banknote was only issued in 1992 and was rarely used, as opposed to the coin.

The first 1 kroon coins (issued in 1992, 1993 and 1995) were made of copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel); however, due to their similarity to the German one mark, this type was discontinued and they were demonetised on 1 June 1998.

The second type of 1 kroon coins were made of "Nordic gold" - an alloy with composition of 89% copper, 5% aluminium and 5% zinc and 1% tin.

They were issued between 1998 and 2006 with a regular design, and in 1999 and 2008 as circulating commemoratives; the coins circulated until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

Obverse
Estonia / One Kroon - 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 / One Kroon - reverse photo

At centre, the numeral value 1, below that the denomination KROON. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Edge
Edge InscriptionNone
One Kroon: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Sub-types One Kroon, CuproNickel
One Kroon, Nordic Gold
From1992
To2008
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2011)
Material
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)