One Kroon, Nordic Gold, Coin Type from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon, Nordic Gold, Coin Type from Estonia (issued 1998 - 2008)
Coin TypeOne Kroon, Nordic Gold

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.

This second type of 1 kroon coins was introduced in 1998, when the earlier copper-nickel 1 kroon coins were discontinued due to their similarity to the German one mark.

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

Estonia / One Kroon, Nordic Gold - 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]
Estonia / One Kroon, Nordic Gold - 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 ·
EdgeMilled interrupted, in three sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
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One Kroon, Nordic Gold: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Sub-type ofOne Kroon
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2011)
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.3500 mm
Thickness1.7000 mm
Mass5.0000 g