Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 2002 University of Tartu

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 a double Anniversary of the University of Tartu: 370 years since it was established, and 200 years since it was re-opened.

It was struck in fine silver (99.9%) in Proof FDC grade only.

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,003
Obverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu - obverse photo

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 2002 is below the wreath.

Around above, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).

Obverse Inscription EESTI VABARIIK 2002
Reverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu - reverse photo

The reverse shows the façade of the University of Tartu building in a polished oval; the rest of the reverse is frosted.

To the left, the value and denomination 10 KROONI (the word KROONI written vertically). Around above and around below, UNIVERSITAS TARTUENSIS ("University of Tartu" in Latin). To the left of the building, in two lines, TARTU ÜLIKOOL ("University of Tartu" in Estonian).

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI UNIVERSITAS TARTUENSIS TARTU ÜLIKOOL
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p 56. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
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Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
Issued2002
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage10,003
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerTiiu Kirsipuu
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-WMXV-OVRB
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Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 38