One Kroon, CuproNickel, Coin Type from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon, CuproNickel, Coin Type from Estonia (issued 1992 - 1995)
Coin TypeOne Kroon, CuproNickel

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.

These 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. Later 1 kroon coins were made of "Nordic gold".

Obverse
Estonia / One Kroon, CuproNickel - 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.

There is a tiny inverted letter M above the right (upper) front paw of the lower lion.

Obverse Inscription [year]
Reverse
Estonia / One Kroon, CuproNickel - reverse photo

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

Reverse Inscription 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Kroon, CuproNickel - (3) Coins
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One Kroon, CuproNickel: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Sub-type ofOne Kroon
From1992
To1995
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1998)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.350 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass5.440 g