Kroon: coin from Republic of Estonia (1930-2010); 100 sent


1 kroon, 2003: Republic of Estonia

1 kroon, 2003: Republic of Estonia

EESTI VABARIIK: Republic of Estonia.


Coat of arms of Estonia (Lesser Arms): golden shield with three left-facing blue lions with red tongues in the middle.

Coin design: Ants Raud and Arseni Mölder.

Mint of Finland (Vantaa).

Mintage: 15.000.000.

  • Brass: 23.2 mm - 5 g
  • Reference price: 0.4$

COIN KROON — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA (1930-1934 + 1992-2010): kroon = 100 sent

About the name of the coin kroon (plural — krooni): the Estonian kroon was first introduced into circulation in 1928 instead of the local mark. Most likely, the currency is named in imitation of Norwegian and Danish krone or Swedish krona — the monetary units of nearby Scandinavian countries.
In general, the name of the kroon coin (as well as related numismatic terms: crown, corona, korona, koruna, krone, krona, króna...) comes from the Latin term "Corona", which literally means "crown" — a traditional form of head adornment, worn by monarchs as a symbol of their power and dignity. That is, kroon — a coin with the image of the royal crown (at least theoretically).