Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen 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.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival - obverse photo

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).

Obverse Inscription EESTI VABARIIK 2009
Reverse
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival - reverse photo

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.

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 10,000 limit were actually struck.

See:
On Friday Eesti Pank presents collector coins dedicated to the Song and Dance Festivals | Eesti Pank
Estonian collector coins | Eesti Pank

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Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival: Details
CountryEstonia
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
Issued2009
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerTiiu Pirsko, Mati Veermets
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-XBBW-OLMD
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Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 51