2 krooni

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Obverse of the 2 krooni bill
Reverse of the 2 krooni bill

The 2 krooni banknote (2 EEK) is a denomination of the Estonian kroon, the former currency of Estonia. Karl Ernst von Baer, who was an Estonian anthropologist, naturalist and geographer (1792–1876), is featured with a portrait on the obverse. The 2 krooni bill is called sometimes a "kahene" meaning "a two".

A view of Tartu University which was founded in 1632 is featured on the reverse. Before the replacement of the EEK by the euro, the 2 krooni banknote was the smallest denomination most commonly used by Estonian residents on an everyday basis. It can be exchanged indefinitely at the currency museum of Eesti Pank for €0.13.

History of the banknote[edit]

  • 1992: first series issued by the Bank of Estonia;
  • 2006: second series issued;
  • 2007: third series issued;
  • 2011: withdrawn from circulation and replaced by the euro

Security features[edit]

Source: [1]

  • 1992
  1. On the right-hand side of the banknote there is a watermark depicting the Tall Hermann Tower of Toompea Castle.
  2. The paper of the banknotes contains security fibres of different colour.
  3. Each note contains a security strip.
  4. Each banknote has a seven-digit serial number printed in black.
  • 2006
  1. Portrait watermark.
  2. Dark security thread with transparent text "2 EEK EESTI PANK".
  3. Microprint, repeated text "EESTI PANK".
  4. Tactile intaglio-printed elements.
  5. Latent number "2".
  6. Signatures. Governor, Chairman of the Board.
  7. Anti-copier line-structure.
  8. UV-fluorescent fibres glowing green.
  9. UV-fluorescent security thread glowing blue.
  10. UV-fluorescent rectangle with the denomination "2".
  11. Serial numbers.

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