|Coin||Ten Krooni 1992 Barcelona Olympics|
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 10 krooni denomination was served by a banknote for circulation. Ten krooni coins were only issued as non-circulating commemoratives only (also known as Non-Circulating Legal Tender - NCLT); they were made of silver.
The coins were legal tender until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.
This coin was issued in celebration of the Barcelona Olympic Games. It was struck in sterling silver in Proof FDC grade only.
No coins of this type were issued into circulation.
The obverse design by Arseni Mölder depicts an ornate Coat of Arms of Estonia, consisting of three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) on a shield, the shield on a wreath of oak leaves. The date 1992 is below the wreath.
Around above, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).
The reverse depicts two sail boats racing, with the sun behind them; both of them display the abbreviation EST (for Estonia) on their sails. Around above right, XXV OLÜMPIAAD (25th Olympiad).
Below, in two lines, the value and denomination 10 KROONI.
||XXV OLÜMPIAAD 10 KROONI
Note that Eesti Pank phrases the mintage figure as "maximum mintage", implying that not all coins of the 20,000 limit were actually struck.
Estonian collector coins | Eesti Pank