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20 euro cent FINLAND (1999-2006)

20 euro cent 1999-2006 - coins of Finland
20 euro cent 1999-2006 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
22.25 mm 5.74 g 2.14 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
obverse:
in the coin centre 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:
right from the coin centre face value 20, below in two lines: EURO / CENT; on the left a simplified map of Europe showing borders of countries - members of the EU in 1999; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
plain with seven indents (Spanish flower shape)
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Heikki Hälväoja, Luc Luycx (initials LL after 20 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 42 260 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2000 410 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2001 121 673 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2002 100 612 000 M + 134 000 in annual boxed sets
2003 543 500 M + 232 000 in annual boxed sets
2004 506 000 M + 118 000 in annual boxed sets
2005 719 500 M + 76 000 in annual boxed sets
2006 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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