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2 euro FINLAND (1999-2006)

2 euro 1999-2006 - coins of Finland
2 euro 1999-2006 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the coin centre two leaves and fruits of a knotberry (Rubus chamaemorus); below 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 right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription 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:
reeded with concave inscription:
edge of 2 euro Finnish coins
(Finland in Finnish and Swedish as well as three lion heads)
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Raimo Heino, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (below the right leaf of the knotberry on the obverse initial M of the mint director Makkonen)
mintage:
1999 16 000 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2000 8 590 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2001 29 042 000 M + 75 000 in annual boxed sets
2002 1 239 000 M + 134 000 in annual boxed sets
2003 8 833 500 M + 232 000 in annual boxed sets
2004 8 960 000 M + 118 000 in annual boxed sets
2005 8 720 500 M + 76 000 in annual boxed sets
2006 8 424 400 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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