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10 krooni

Estonia 10 krooni 2006 obv Estonia 10 krooni 2006 rev

Note from 2006

General information
Country

Flag of Estonia Estonia

Value

10.00 krooni

Years
Specifications
Width

140 mm (1991-1992, 1994, 2006-2007)

Height

69 mm (1991-1992, 1994, 2006-2007)

Security features
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  • Watermark, security thread, microprinting, ultraviolet features (1991-1992, 1994)
  • Watermark, security thread, microprinting, line structure, ultraviolet features, tactile features (2006-2007, 2008)
Appearance
Color
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  • blue (1928, 1937, 2008)
  • red (1991-1992, 1994, 2006-2007)
Obverse
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Reverse
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The 10 kroon banknote (sometimes referred to as a Hurt) was first printed in 1928 by the Bank of Estonia. In 1937 and 1940, a similar note was printed, but the 1940 note was not circulated, due to the Soviet takeover of Estonia during that year. After regaining its independence in 1991, Estonia reintroduced the kroon with a new 10 krooni note. Since, these notes were printed in 1992, 1994, 2006, and 2007. In 2008, a commemorative 10 krooni note was introduced in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Estonian Declaration of Independence. After the euro replaced the kroon, the note is valued at €0.64.

HistoryEdit

First kroonEdit

1937 note
Estonia 10 krooni 1937 obv Estonia 10 krooni 1937 rev
Obverse Reverse

In 1928, Estonia introduced the 10 kroon banknote. A similar note was printed and circulated in 1937, and a note was printed in 1940, though it was never issued. These banknotes were predominantly blue in color. Both sides were designed by Estonian artist, Günther Reindorff. Depicted on the obverse was an Estonian girl wearing a national costume and holding sheaves. On the reverse was the coat of arms of Estonia, which was originally designed by Reindorff.

Second kroonEdit

Estonia 10 krooni 1991 rev

The reverse of a note from 1991.

In 1991, after Estonia had regained its independence, it reintroduced the kroon, which included a new 10 krooni note. It was printed afterwards by De La Rue in 1992, 1994, 2006, and 2007. The note was predominantly red in color, and measured 140 millimeters in width by 69 millimeters in height. It was designed by Vladimir Taiger. Depicted on the obverse was Estonian folklorist, theologian, and linguist, Jakob Hurt. Shown on the reverse was the Tamme-Lauri oak tree at Urvaste.

Over the years, a number of security features were implemented, such as a watermark, security thread, microprinting, a line structure, tactile patterns, and ultraviolet features.

Commemorative noteEdit

2008 commemorative note
Estonia 10 krooni 2008 obv Estonia 10 krooni 2008 rev
Obverse Reverse

In 2008, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Estonian Declaration of Independence, a commemorative 10 kroon banknote was printed. It was predominantly blue in color. The obverse depicted the Estonian girl with sheaves used on the first 10 kroon note, which was originally designed by Günther Reindorff. On the reverse was the Tamme-Lauri oak, designed by Vladimir Taiger, and the coat of arms of Estonia. For security, a number of security features were added to the note, which were typically the same as the features on the general issue note issued at the time.

ReferencesEdit

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Small coat of arms of Estonia Estonian kroon
Banknotes 1 kr2 kr5 kr10 kr20 kr25 kr50 kr100 kr500 kr
Coins 1 s2 s5 s10 s20 s50 s1 kr2 kr5 kr10 kr15.65 kr25 kr50 kr100 kr500 kr
Miscellaneous Bank of EstoniaEstonian euro coinsSoviet ruble

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