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2 euro cent FINLAND (1999-2006)

2 euro cent 1999-2006 - coins of Finland
2 euro cent 1999-2006 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
18.75 mm 3.06 g 1.67 mm steel Cu-plated
obverse:
posrodku coins lion - Finnish Coat of Arms; on the left year of issue; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the coin centre face value 2, on the top right in two lines: EURO / CENT; below the globe with a view to Europe; in the background diagonally six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
plain with a groove in the middle
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Heikki Hälväoja, Luc Luycx (initials LL right from the globe on the reverse)
mint:
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (below sabre grip of the Coat of arms on the obverse initial M of the mint director Makkonen)
mintage:
1999 1 695 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2000 13 847 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2001 410 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2002 512 000 M + 134 000 in annual boxed sets
2003 6 543 500 M + 232 000 in annual boxed sets
2004 7 901 000 M + 118 000 in annual boxed sets
2005 5 719 500 M + 76 000 in annual boxed sets
2006 3 924 400 M + 74 306 in annual boxed sets
mint marks:
On Finnish coins produced after 1945 the following initials of directors of the Finnish Mint can be found:

S - Isak Gustaf Sundell (in years 1912 - 1947)
L - Vesa Uolevi Liuhto (1948)
H - Peippo Uolevi Helle (1948 - 1958)
S - Allan Alarik Soiniemi (1958 - 1975)
K - Timo Kauko Koivuranta (1976 -1983)
N - Reino Tapio Nevalainen (1983 - 1987)
M - Reino Tapio Makkonen (1987 - 2006)
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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