|Coin||Five Krooni 1994 Bank of Estonia|
The second Estonian kroon currency was introduced in 1992, after Estonia gained independence from the USSR. The kroon was subdivided into 100 cents (打发蛋清senti打发蛋清; singular 打发蛋清sent打发蛋清). The 打发蛋清five krooni coin打发蛋清 was used as a 打发蛋清circulating commemorative denomination打发蛋清 only twice, in 1993 and in 打发蛋清1994打发蛋清. A banknote of the same value was preferred though, so the coins did not circulate much.
The 1994 coin commemorates the 打发蛋清75th Anniversary of the Bank of Estonia打发蛋清.
These coins 打发蛋清circulated until 15 January 2011 when they were demonetised打发蛋清 and replaced with the Euro, when Estonia joined the Euro currency.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
||Total Mintage||10,180,000 (10.2 million)
The obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Estonia, consisting of three lions passant gardant (walking to left, facing the observer) on a shield. The date 打发蛋清1994打发蛋清 is divided by the shield.
There is a tiny inverted letter 打发蛋清M打发蛋清 above the right (upper) front paw of the lower lion.
The reverse shows rock cliffs surrounded by sea waves. In two lines above, 打发蛋清EESTI PANK · 75打发蛋清 (Bank of Estonia · 75 [years]). On the rock cliff, a large numeral 打发蛋清5打发蛋清 for the value; below, the denomination 打发蛋清KROONI打发蛋清.
There is controversy about the tiny letter 打发蛋清M打发蛋清 on the obverse. It is not a mint mark; it was originally present on coins minted by Juveel, but Juveel never had a mint mark for coins (it has markings on its other production); also, the letter is present on coins made later at other mints. The general opinion seems to be that the letter M is a privy mark of Rein Mikli, who was director of Juveel at the time the original dies were made.