One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinOne Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary

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 circulating commemorative 1 kroon coin was issued on 6th July 2008 and marks the 90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. A competition for the logo design of commemorative festivities was won by the Velvet design agency. The proposed design was named "Birth" and was used on all materials promoting the celebrations.

Coins issued in 2008 circulated for only three years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintBerlin Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage20,000,000 (20.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Estonia / One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary - 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 2008 is divided by the shield.

Obverse Inscription 2008
Reverse
Estonia / One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary - reverse photo

At centre, in a circle, a stylised small plant symbolising birth; its leaves form the number 90.

Below, the value and denomination 1 KROON. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgeMilled interrupted, in three sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Mintage Issued: 30,000
Details

In coin folder “90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia”. The A4-sized presentation folder was created for the 90th anniversary of Estonian independence and comes with a commemorative ten-kroon banknote and a one-kroon coin with a special jubilee design.

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One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeOne Kroon, Nordic Gold
Issued2008
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value1 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage20,000,000 (20.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerJaan Meristo
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.350 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass5.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-NMRD-ENQG
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Coin, Estonia, 1 Kroon 2008
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One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 44
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 45