While I still need to write a blog on my travels to Estonia, and marvel with you all on the beauty of the country, I will limit myself in the true nature of blogetts and keep this short.
We recently got this awesome banknote back in stock, it is one of those notes that gradually sells and then all of a sudden dad and I can’t believe we have none left! However we have plenty back in stock now and wanted to do a small write up on the spectacular image featured.
I won’t go into detail about the portrait of Jakob Hunt, the “King of Estonian folklore” on the front – because I want to focus on the tree featured on the reverse. This tree is the Tamme-lauri Oak Tree at Urvaste and is estimated to be almost 700 years old! After a study of the annual rings the tree is believed to have been planted in 1326, and when restoration on the tree occurred a cavity was found. The hollow trunk was an interesting discovery and there was later evidence to show this tree was used as a hideout for the Forest Brothers. The Forest Brothers were a guerilla group which resisted Soviet occupation after WWII. The tree could hold up to 7 people and needless to say is an incredible piece of Estonian history.
Denomination: 10 Krooni
Pick #: 86b
Other Info: European Currency
Depictions: Jacob Hurt; Tamme-lauri oak tree at Urvaste
Note Size: 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4 “
Watermark: Jacob Hurt