|The Estophile Enlightenment Period (1750–1840) led to the Estonian national awakening in the middle of the 19th century. In the aftermath of World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian revolutions of 1917, Estonians declared their independence in February 1918. The Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920) ensued on two fronts: the newly proclaimed state fought against Bolshevist Russia to the east and against the Baltic German forces (the Baltische Landeswehr) to the south. The Tartu Peace Treaty (February 1920) marked the end of fighting and recognised Estonian independence in perpetuity.
The design simultaneously represents the numbers 18 and 100, which symbolize the moment when Estonia has become an independent country and also reflect the last one hundred years. In the lower right corner the words "SADA AASTAT EESTI VABARIIKI • EESTI 2018". On the outer edge 12-point five-star hotels representing the European Union .
The currency is meant to symbolize the Estonian population, so a total of 1,317,800 coins were minted to match the Estonian population on January 1, 2017, according to the Estonian Statistical Institute.
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|"O" and "E E S T I" repeated alternately upright and inverted