Obverse. Photo © Eesti Pank
  • 50 Krooni 2010, KM# 54, Estonia, Estonian Nature
  • 50 Krooni 2010, KM# 54, Estonia, Estonian Nature

The Bank of Estonia has issued this coin in tribute to, and to say farewell to the national currency, the Kroon, in use from 1992. Estonia becomes the 17th country and the first Baltic country to join the EURO-zone.

Engraver: Leonhard Lapin


Depicts an incused application and the national coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia, the county name above and the issue year below.

The coat of arms of Estonia showcases a shield with three lions depicted in a passant-gardant position, flanked by oak branches. Each lion symbolizes different aspects of Estonian history, representing ancient freedom struggles, uprisings in Harjumaa in 1343, and the fight for independence between 1918 and 1920. The wreath of oak leaves surrounding the coat of arms signifies Estonia's enduring resilience and commitment to freedom.

Originating from the arms of Danish king Valdemar II in 1219, these lions were initially part of the greater coat of arms of Tallinn and the surrounding fiefdoms. Despite Denmark's sale of its Estonian dominion in 1346, the lions retained their prominence in Tallinn's coat of arms and later became central to various Estonian coats of arms, including those of the Duchy of Estonia and the Governorate of Estonia. Finally, upon Estonia's independence, the Riigikogu officially adopted the national coat of arms on June 19, 1925, cementing its role as a symbol of national identity.



The design sees a simple and minimalist approach with only the coin’s incused denomination positioned along the lower half of the edge. Unique to the design however, is a round limestone core positioned just above the coins value. Limestone and its denudations are one of the best-known symbols of nature and limestone has been Estonia's national stone since 1992.



Ag 999.9

50 Krooni

Estonian Nature

KM# 54 Schön# 55
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 24.5 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint of Finland

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