Twenty Senti 2003, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

Twenty Senti 2003, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
CoinTwenty Senti 2003

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 2003 circulated for eight years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

MintMint of Finland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 11,100,000 (11.1 million) , Rarity: C (Common)
Estonia / Twenty Senti 2003 - 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 2003 is divided by the lions.

Obverse Inscription 2003
Estonia / Twenty Senti 2003 - 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
Twenty Senti 2003: Known varieties
Variety Low date
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)

The 03 part of the date begins at the height of the lion's foot, as opposed to its knee as on the regular coins.

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Twenty Senti 2003: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTwenty Senti, Steel
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value20 (x Sent)
Total Mintage11,100,000 (11.1 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 2003: Photos
Twenty Senti 2003: Photo Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2003 / thumbnail Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2003
Twenty Senti 2003: Photo Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2003 / thumbnail Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2003
Twenty Senti 2003: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 23a
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 24a