The Catalog Updated

Official country name: Republic of Estonia
1 euro = 15.6466 Estonian kroons

Estonia uses euro since 1 January 2012 – for current issues see European Union 

1 euro = 100 cents ; ISO code = EUR 978

Last current banknotes of krooni system 

Withdrawn: 31.12.2011

Exchangeable: all notes since 1991 up to further bank notice no time limite.

  • 1 krooni
  • 2 krooni
  • 5 krooni
  • 10 krooni
  • 25 krooni
  • 50 krooni
  • 100 krooni
  • 500 krooni

   

1 Krooni P-69; B-212 Color: Brown Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Kristjan Raud.
Back: Toampea castle with "Tall Hermann" (Castle of the Livland Order on the Domberg in Reval/Tallinn).
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: United States Bank Note Corporation (U.S.A.) - USBNC.
Watermark: Tall Hermann Tower of Toompea Castle.
Date: 1992. Prefix: AA - AD. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: note with star prefix 
Signatures: Rein Otsason (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

2 Krooni P-70; B-213 Color: Bluish-grey Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Karl Ernst von Baer.
Back: Tartu University.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: United States Bank Note Corporation (U.S.A.) - USBNC.
Watermark: Tall Hermann Tower of Toompea Castle.
Date: 1992. Prefix: AA - AF. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: note with star prefix 
Signatures: Rein Otsason (President) & Siim Kallas (Member of Board).

   

P-85; B-227.
Security thread: Solid with demetalized 2EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Karl Ernst von Baer and electrotype 2.
Dates:
a. 2006. Prefix: CG - CH. Intro: 03.01.2007.
b. 2007. Prefix: CH - CJ. Intro: 19.06.2009.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

5 Krooni P-71; B-214 Color: Brown Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Paul Keres, chessboard.
Back: Teutonic fortress and church at Narva.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark:Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AV. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix: AW - BR. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P-76; B-219.
Date: 1994. Prefix: BS - CX. Intro: 15.07.1997.

   

10 Krooni P-72; B-215 Color: Red Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Jakob Hurt.
Back: Tamme-lauri oak tree.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark:Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AV. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix: AW - BF. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board)

   

P-77; B-220.
Date: 1994. Prefix: BG - CB. Intro: 15.07.1997.

   

P-86; B-228.
Security thread: Solid with demetalized 10 EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: Jakob Hurt and electrotype 10.
Dates:
a. 2006. Prefix: CC - CQ. Intro: 30.01.2007.
b. 2007. Prefix: CR - DB. Intro: 19.06.2009.
Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

25 Krooni P-70; B-213 Color: Green Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Anton Hansen-Tammsaare.
Back: Vargamãe village.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AM. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix; AP - BL. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P-84; B229a.
Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 25EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Anton Hansen Tammsaare and electrotype 25.
Date: 2002. Prefix: BM - CJ. Signatures: Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 21.06.2002.

   

P-87; B-229b.
Date: 2007. Prefix; CK - CW; UV rectangle moved from middle to right on back. Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 26.06.2008.

   

50 Krooni P-78; B-221 Color: Green Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Rudolf Tobias.
Back: Opera house, Tallinn.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AA - AQ. Intro: 10.10.1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

100 Krooni P-74; B-217 Color: Blue Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Lydia Koidula.
Back: Rannamoisa cliffs.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AK. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix: AL - AQ. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P-79; B-222.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AR - BW. Intro: 10.10.1994.

   

Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100EEK EESTI PANK.
Watermark: Lydia Koidula and electrotype 100.
P-82; B-225. Date: 1999. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin (Germany) - BBG. Prefix: BY - DC. Signatures: Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 30.04.1999.
P-88; B-230. Date: 2007. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D. Prefix; DD - DQ. Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 10.01.2008.

   

500 Krooni P-75; B-218 Color: Purple Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Karl Ernst von Baer.
Back: Tartu University.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Date: 1991. Prefix: AA - AC. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P.80; B-223.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AD - AG. Intro: 01.11.1995.

   

P-81; B-224.
Front: Holographic patch.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized 500KR/EP.
Date: 1996. Prefix: AH - AS. Signatures: Vahur Kraft (President) & Uno Mereste (Chairman of Board). Intro: 02.01.1997.

   

Security thread: Solid security thread with demetalized 500EEK EESTI PANK. Watermark: Carl Robert Jakobson and electrotype 500.
P-86; B-226. Date: 2000. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin (Germany) - BBG. Prefix: AT - BT. Signatures: Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 22.02.2000.
P-88; B-230. Date: 2007. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D. Prefix: BU - BY. Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board). Intro: 26.06.2008. UV rectangle moved from middle to left on back.

Numismatic products

  • "80 Years of Estonia Bank"
  • "90 Years Republic"

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the bank, 3,000 special binders—containing four postage stamps, a 5-kroon coin, and a 100-kroon specimen note dated 1999—were sold for US$20 each.

 

100 Krooni P-CS1; BNP201 Color: Blue Dimensions: 140 x 69 mm

Front: Lydia Koidula - 'PROOV'.
Back: Rannamoisa cliffs - 'SPECIMEN'.
Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlim (Germany) - BBG.
Watermark: Lydia Koidula and electrotype 100.
Date: 1999 Prefix: BX000001- BX003000 Intro: 1999.

Note: 3 000 special binders containing, four stamps, a 5-krooni coin and a 100-krooni specimen banknote.

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and the 16th anniversary of the re-introduction of the kroon, 30,000 notes were packaged in a special folder with a 1-kroon coin and sold for 200 krooni each. The 10-kroon note was designed by Vladimir Taiger and is based upon the design by Günther Reindorff originally used for the 10-kroon note of 1928.

   

10 Krooni P-90; BNP202 Color: Blue on tan Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Woman in national costume holding sheaves of wheat.
Back: Tamme-lauri oak tree, arms.
Security thread: None.
Printer: TDLR.
Watermark: 90th anniversary logo.
Date: 2008 Intro: 20.06.2008.
Signature: Andres Lipstok & Mart Sõrg.

Note: 30 000 banknotes sold in a folder together with the 1 kroon circulation coin with the special anniversary.

  • In 1992, the Euro was established by the Maastricht Treaty.
  • Strict rules were given to the member states before they could become part of the eurozone. Two countries were exempt from the rules–the United Kingdom and Denmark.
  • The name was established in 1995, when the Euro replaced the “European currency unit”.
  • In 1998, the European Commission determined the rates according to the European currency unit, which equaled 1 Euro. The EU used the European currency unit as an accounting unit, based on the member states’ currencies.
  • The Euro unofficially replaced the European currency unit in 1999. In 2002, all old currencies were discontinued and replaced by the new Euro notes and coins. Member countries discontinued their old notes and coins at a different times.

Currency Import regulations:
Local currency ((Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State .
If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and
cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State .
If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.