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2 euro FINLAND (from 2007)

2 euro from 2007 - coins of Finland
2 euro from 2007 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
in the coin centre two leaves and fruits of a knotberry (Rubus chamaemorus); below the right leaf: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard); on the bottom year of issue; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; 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)
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 2007
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
Raimo Heino, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
Mint mark of Rahapaja Oy
Mint mark Suomen Rahapaja Oy
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint) (name until 2010 roku)

Suomen Rahapaja Oy (The Mint of Finland) (name from 2010), Vantaa (mint mark - cornucopia - between stars at the left edge of the obverse in 2007 or - cornucopia - below the left leaf of the knotberry on the obverse in years 2008-2010, or - lion in a disk - below the left leaf of the knotberry on the obverse from 2011)

mint marks
2007 5 137 000 mint mark + 80 500 in annual boxed sets
2008 8 236 500 mint mark + 61 000 in annual boxed sets
2009 6 236 500 mint mark + 61 000 in annual boxed sets
2010 3 938 000 mint mark + 53 000 in annual boxed sets
2011 5 155 000 mint mark + 43 000 in annual boxed sets
2012 3 234 000 mint mark + 53 000 in annual boxed sets
2013 828 500 mint mark + 69 700 in annual boxed sets
2014 149 100 mint mark + 49 700 in annual boxed sets
interesting facts:
In 2007, together with the European change of reverses of coins with denominations 10 euro cent and higher, Finland complied with the European Commission's Directive on the obligation to sign obverses with the name of the issuing country. Finland has decided to place on obverses the country code in ISO 3166-2 standard - letters "FI".

In 2010 the mint in Vantaa changed its name from "Rahapaja Oy" (The Mint) to "Suomen Rahapaja Oy" (The Mint of Finland) and the logo with coins falling from cornucopia was replaced with a heraldic Finnish lion in a disk. The new mint mark was placed for the first time on the commemorative coin of 2 euro commemorating 150 years of Finnish currency. On other coins the new logo appeared from 2011.
last update: 19 VII 2015

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