Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic

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 90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

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 Mintage10,000
Obverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic - 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 2008 is below the wreath.

Around above, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).

Obverse Inscription EESTI VABARIIK · 2008 ·
Reverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic - reverse photo

The reverse depicts an oak tree, which is called the Wiiralt oak after the engraving "Viljandi maastik" (The landscape of Viljandi) created by the famous artist Eduard Wiiralt.

In the exergue, the value and denomination 10 KROONI

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI
EdgePlain, inscribedEdge InscriptionAg 999
Notes

Note that Eesti Pank phrases the mintage figure as "maximum mintage", implying that not all coins of the 10,000 limit were actually struck.

See:
Eesti Pank presents three new collector coins on the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia | Eesti Pank
Estonian collector coins | Eesti Pank

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Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
Issued2008
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerHeino Prunsvelt
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-JQKN-OWQJ
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Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic: Photos
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10 krooni (Republic of Estonia 90)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
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10 krooni (Republic of Estonia 90)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
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Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 46