One Kroon 1998, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon 1998, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinOne Kroon 1998

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.

Coins issued in 1998 circulated for 13 years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintMint of Finland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000,000 (15.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Estonia / One Kroon 1998 - 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 1998 is divided by the shield.

Obverse Inscription 1998
Estonia / One Kroon 1998 - 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 1998: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeOne Kroon, Nordic Gold
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage15,000,000 (15.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.350 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass5.000 g
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One Kroon 1998: Photos
Coin, Estonia, 1 Kroon 1998
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One Kroon 1998: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 35
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 26b.1