Fifty Senti 1992, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Fifty Senti 1992, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinFifty Senti 1992

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 fifty senti coin was a small circulating denomination.

The coins were made of Aluminium-bronze, with composition of 93% copper, 5% aluminium and 2% nickel.

Coins issued in 1992 circulated for 19 years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintJuveel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage31,200,000 (31.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Estonia / Fifty Senti 1992 - 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 1992 is divided by the lions.

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

Obverse Inscription 1992
Estonia / Fifty Senti 1992 - reverse photo

At centre, the numeral value 50, below that the denomination SENTI. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription 50 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

There is controversy about the tiny letter M on the obverse. It is not a mint mark, and officially Juveel never had a mint mark for coins (it has markings on its other production); also, the letter is present on coins made later at other mints. The general opinion seems to be that the letter M is a privy mark of Rein Mikli, who was director of the company at the time.

Fifty Senti 1992: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 20,000

Brilliant uncirculated coin in mint sets called Estonian Coinset 1992 containing the five circulating denominations, issued by Eesti Pank (Bank of Estonia), in numbered folders. Mintage of the sets was 20,000; it is not clear if that number was counted as part of the total mintage of the year.

Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Fifty Senti 1992: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeFifty Senti
EffigyCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value50 (x Sent)
Total Mintage31,200,000 (31.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.5000 mm
Mass2.9900 g
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Fifty Senti 1992: Photos
Coin, Estonia, 50 Senti, 1992
Coin, Estonia, 50 Senti, 1992
Fifty Senti 1992: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 24
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 25