|Coin||Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival|
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 long tradition of Song and Dance Festivals in Estonia.
It was struck in fine silver (99.9%) in Proof FDC grade only.
No coins of this type were issued into circulation.
The obverse design depicts, in a frosted circle to the left, 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 written horizontally, to the right of the circle.
Around below right, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).
The reverse of the coin depicts a circle of dancing men. They can also be looked at as the wheel of time symbolising the long tradition of song and dance festivals.
Around below, the value and denomination 10 KROONI.