Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum

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 100th Anniversary of the Estonian National Museum.

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 Mintage6,000
Obverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum - obverse photo

The obverse bears the grand national 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 2009 is below the wreath. This is placed in a small circle in the middle, surrounded by a rope motif and embedded in a seven-pointed star; the start is placed at the centre of a seven-spoked wheel, the spokes coloured white, within a rope motif running along the rim of the coin.

There is no legend.

Obverse Inscription 2009
Reverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a notebook of a folklore collector, where descriptions and stories of people and their lives have been recorded over time. The bookmark of the notebook meanders as a village road, connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. This is placed in a small circle in the middle, surrounded by a rope motif and embedded in a seven-pointed star; the start is placed at the centre of a seven-spoked wheel, the spokes coloured white, within a rope motif running along the rim of the coin.

The value and denomination 10 KROONI are in small letters under the book in the central circle.

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Note that Eesti Pank phrases the mintage figure as "maximum mintage", implying that not all coins of the 6,000 limit were actually struck.

See:
Eesti Pank issues collector coins dedicated to the Estonian National Museum | Eesti Pank
Estonian collector coins | Eesti Pank

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Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
Issued2009
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage6,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerLiis Dvorjanski
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass24.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-LGBK-EJZN
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10 krooni (Estonian National Museum 100)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
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10 krooni (Estonian National Museum 100)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
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Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 49