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5 krooni ESTONIA (1993) 75 Years of Estonian Independence

5 krooni 1993 - 75 Years of Estonian Independence - Estonian coins
5 krooni 1993 - 75 Years of Estonian Independence - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
26.1 mm 7.1 g 2.1 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
obverse:
in the coin centre Estonian Coat of Arms divides the year of issue 1993
reverse:
in the coin centre the fawn by Jaan Koorti; along the left edge: EESTI VABARIIK 75 (Republic of Estonia 75); along the right edge face value: 5 KROONI
edge:
plain
issue date:
20 II 1993
withdrawal date:
15 I 2011
designer:
A. Raud, A. Mölder, E. Valter
mint:
RE Juveel (The Jewel), Tallin
mintage:
1993 1 510 000
varieties:
On some of obverses of coins with face value 5 krooni from 1993 there is a letter M rotated by 90 degrees at the head of the lowest lion. Less coins with the letter M entered the circulation than coins without it. The meaning of the mark is not yet explained.

M mark on 5 krooni
interesting facts:
The commemorative coin of 5 krooni from 1993 was struck to commemorate the 75th anniversary of announcing Estonian independence. The main motif of coin's reverse in the sculpture of a fawn (in Estonian Metskits) created by Estonian sculptor and painter Jaan Koorti in 1929. The sculpture can be admired in the Art Museum of Estonia (Eesti Kunstimuuseaum) in Tallin.

stag sculpture
last update: 3 VIII 2013

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