Twenty Senti 1996, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Twenty Senti 1996, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTwenty Senti 1996

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 twenty senti coin was a small circulating denomination.

The first two issues were in Aluminium-bronze; this was then changed to nickel-plated steel for the issues from 1997 through to the last issue in 2008.

Coins issued in 1996 circulated for 15 years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintJuveel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,740,000 (10.7 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Estonia / Twenty Senti 1996 - obverse photo

The obverse depicts the three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) of the Coat of Arms of Estonia. The date 1996 is divided by the lions.

Obverse Inscription 1996
Estonia / Twenty Senti 1996 - reverse photo

At centre, the numeral value 20, below that the denomination SENTI. Around above, · EESTI VABARIIK · (Republic of Estonia).

Reverse Inscription 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Twenty Senti 1996: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTwenty Senti, Bronze
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value20 (x Sent)
Total Mintage10,740,000 (10.7 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.9500 mm
Thickness1.0700 mm
Mass2.2700 g
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Twenty Senti 1996: Photos
Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 1996
Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 1996
Twenty Senti 1996: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 23
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 24