Information about Coat of Arms: Coat of Arms of Estonia

Coat of Arms of Estonia

The coat of arms of Estonia depicts a golden shield, which includes three slim blue lions passant gardant with red tongues in the middle and golden oak branches along both sides of the shield. The lesser coat of arms lacks these oak branches. The three lions derive from the arms of Danish king Valdemar II who had conquered northern Estonia in 1219.

The lions became part of the greater coat of arms of Tallinn, the centre of Danish government in Estonia, and the knightages (ger. ritterschaften) of Harria and Viru.

In 1346, Denmark sold its Estonian dominion to the Teutonic Order after its power had been severely weakened during the St George's Night Uprising of 1343-1346. The three lions, however, remained the central element of the greater coat of arms of Tallinn. In later centuries, the motif of the three lions transferred to the coat of arms of the Duchy of Estonia, the Ritterschaft of Estland, and to the coat of arms of the Governorate of Estonia. The Riigikogu (the state assembly) of the independent Republic of Estonia officially adopted the coat of arms on 19 June 1925.

The coat of arms was officially banned following the occupation of Estonia by the Soviet Union in 1940, and was replaced with the Soviet-inspired coat of arms of the Estonian SSR which consisted of a branch of the coniferous tree on the left, stalks of wheat on the right side and the red star on top. The re-adoption of the national symbols, which was finally achieved on 7 August 1990, marked one of the high points in the struggle for the restoration of an independent Estonian state. The use of the coat of arms is regulated by the Law on State Coat of Arms, passed on 6 April 1993.

Coat of Arms of Estonia - (46) Coins
NameMintageLegend
Ten Senti 1991 31,280,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Five Senti 1991 38,790,000 5 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 1992 Monetary Reform 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK 1992
Ten Krooni 1992 Barcelona Olympics 20,000 EESTI VABARIIK 1992
Fifty Senti 1992 31,200,000 50 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 1992 (mint sets only) 20,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 1992 31,280,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Five Senti 1992 38,790,000 5 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Twenty Senti 1992 31,540,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Five Krooni 1993 Independence 1,510,000 EESTI VABARIIK 75 5 KROONI
One Kroon 1993 10,260,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 1994 10,020,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Five Krooni 1994 Bank of Estonia 10,180,000 EESTI PANK · 75 5 KROONI
One Kroon 1995 19,920,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Five Senti 1995 5,000,000 5 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 1996 10,110,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Twenty Senti 1996 10,740,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 1997 15,000,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Twenty Senti 1997 10,500,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 1998 15,000,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 1998 30,980,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 1998 Independence 15,000 1992 1998 EESTI VABARIIK
Twenty Senti 1999 20,330,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 2000 15,000,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 2001 15,000,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 2002 University of Tartu 10,003 EESTI VABARIIK 2002
Ten Senti 2002 30,000,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Twenty Senti 2003 11,100,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 2003 15,000,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 2004 Flag of Estonia 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK · 2004 ·
Twenty Senti 2004 20,000,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Fifty Senti 2004 10,000,000 50 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Fifty Senti 2006 7,000,000 50 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 2006 31,000,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 2006 Winter Olympics 5,000 EESTI VABARIIK 2006
One Kroon 2006 15,170,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Twenty Senti 2006 37,000,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Fifty Senti 2007 17,000,000 50 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 2008 Anniversary of Republic 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK · 2008 ·
Ten Krooni 2008 Beijing Olympics 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK 2008
Twenty Senti 2008 12,000,000 20 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
One Kroon 2008 90th Anniversary 20,000,000 1 KROON · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Senti 2008 15,000,000 10 SENTI · EESTI VABARIIK ·
Ten Krooni 2009 Estonian National Museum 6,000 2009
Ten Krooni 2009 Song and Dance Festival 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK 2009
Ten Krooni 2010 Vancouver Olympics 10,000 EESTI VABARIIK 2010
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Coat of Arms of Estonia: Details
Year1925
CountryEstonia
Coat of Arms of Estonia: Photos
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Coat of Arms of Estonia: Photo Coin, Estonia, 5 Krooni, 1994 Coin, Estonia, 5 Krooni, 1994
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Notes: With shield. Material: Nordic Gold.
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Coat of Arms of Estonia: Photo Coin, Estonia, 10 Senti, 2006 Coin, Estonia, 10 Senti, 2006
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Notes: Without shield. Material: Aluminium-Bronze.
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