Twenty Senti 2006, Coin from Estonia - detailed information

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 2006 circulated for only five years until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.

Information about: Twenty Senti 2006, Coin from Estonia (demonetised 2011)
MintMint markTotal Mintage
SMBW - Stuttgart No mint mark 35,000,000 (35.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Mint of Finland No mint mark 2,000,000 (2.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Estonia / Twenty Senti 2006 - 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 2006 is divided by the lions.

Obverse Inscription 2006
Estonia / Twenty Senti 2006 - 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

The Stuttgart Mint coins are not listed in Krause.

Online sources list a "smaller date" and "larger date" varieties, these being respectively coins minted by the Finland Mint and the Stuttgart Mint. On the "smaller date" type, the digits of the date on the obverse begin over the lion's feet. There is a serif on the number 2, while on coins minted at Stuttgart the number is plain.

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Twenty Senti 2006: Details
CurrencyKroon (Second Kroon, 1992 - 2011)
Coin TypeTwenty Senti, Steel
SymbolCoat of Arms of Estonia
Face Value20 (x Sent)
Total Mintage37,000,000 (37.0 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 2006: Photos
Twenty Senti 2006: Photo Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2006 / thumbnail Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2006
Twenty Senti 2006: Photo Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2006 / thumbnail Coin, Estonia, 20 Senti, 2006
Twenty Senti 2006: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsEstonia KM# 23a
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogEstland Schön# 24a