Ten Krooni 1998 Independence, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 1998 Independence, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 1998 Independence

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 80th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Estonia. It was struck in sterling silver in prooflike grade only.

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintMint of Finland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Estonia / Ten Krooni 1998 Independence - obverse photo

The obverse shows a frame consisting of curved lines; inside, on two lines, the dates 1918 and 1998. Below, on two lines, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).

Obverse Inscription 1992 1998 EESTI VABARIIK
Estonia / Ten Krooni 1998 Independence - reverse photo

The reverse shows a farmer behind a horse-drawn plough, ploughing his field.

Above, in two lines, the value and denomination 10 KROONI.

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Note that Eesti Pank phrases the mintage figure as "maximum mintage", implying that not all coins of the 20,000 limit were actually struck.

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Ten Krooni 1998 Independence: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerMargus Kadarik
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.000 mm
Mass16.000 g
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Ten Krooni 1998 Independence: Photos
10 krooni (Republic of Estonia 80)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
10 krooni (Republic of Estonia 80)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
Ten Krooni 1998 Independence: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 32