Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTen Krooni 2010 Vancouver 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 XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, 2010.

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
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics - obverse photo

The obverse design depicts, within a rim, an ornate Coat of Arms of Estonia, consisting of three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) on a shield with a mirror-like surface, the shield on a wreath of oak leaves. The date 2010 is below the wreath.

Around above, EESTI VABARIIK (Republic of Estonia).

Obverse Inscription EESTI VABARIIK 2010
Estonia / Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics - reverse photo

The reverse depicts a dynamic stylised image of racing cross-country skiers. Above them, the logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee consisting of an Olympic flame over the interlocking Olympic rings.

Around above left, the value and denomination 10 KROONI. Around below right, XXI.

Reverse Inscription 10 KROONI XXI
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

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

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Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTen Krooni
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value10 (x Kroon)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStanislav Kalinin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
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10 krooni (XXI Olympiad)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
10 krooni (XXI Olympiad)
Copyright: Eesti Pank
Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 53