Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 2006 Winter 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 XX Winter Olympiad in Torino.

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

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintMint of Finland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics - 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 2006 is below the wreath.

Around above, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).

Obverse Inscription EESTI VABARIIK 2006
Reverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics - reverse photo

The upper half of the reverse central circle shows a cross-country skier in motion, and is selectively gold-plated. In the lower half, XX and an Olympic flame over the five interlocking Olympic rings.

The value and denomination 10 KROONI are around top.

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI XX
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Note that Eesti Pank phrases the mintage figure as "maximum mintage", implying that not all coins of the 5,000 limit were actually struck.

See:
Estonian collector coins | Eesti Pank

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Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
Issued2006
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerMati Karmin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-MXWR-OPQM
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Estonia 10 krooni 2006 – Torino Winter Olympics
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Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 42