Twenty Senti 1997, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Twenty Senti 1997, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTwenty Senti 1997

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 1997 circulated for 14 years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,500,000 (10.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)

The obverse depicts the three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) of the Coat of Arms of Estonia. The date 1997 is divided by the lions.

Obverse Inscription 1997

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
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Twenty Senti 1997: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTwenty Senti, Steel
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value20 (x Sent)
Total Mintage10,500,000 (10.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2011
MaterialNickel-plated Steel
DesignerAnts Raud, Arseni Mölder
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.9500 mm
Thickness1.0000 mm
Mass2.2700 g
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Twenty Senti 1997: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 23a
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 24a