|Coin Type||One 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.
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.
At centre, the numeral value 1, below that the denomination KROON. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).
|Reverse Inscription||1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·|
|One Kroon 1992 (mint sets only)||20,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||1992|
|One Kroon 1993||10,260,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||1993|
|One Kroon 1995||19,920,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||1995|
|One Kroon 1998||15,000,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||1998|
|One Kroon 1999 Song Festival||50,000||EESTI VABARIIK 1999|
|One Kroon 2000||15,000,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||2000|
|One Kroon 2001||15,000,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||2001|
|One Kroon 2003||15,000,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||2003|
|One Kroon 2006||15,170,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||2006|
|One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary||20,000,000||Coat of Arms of Estonia||2008|
|Currency||Kroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)|
One Kroon, CuproNickel|
One Kroon, Nordic Gold
|Face Value||1 (x Kroon)|
|Current||No (demonetised 2011)|
|Designer||Ants Raud, Arseni Mölder|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|