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2 euro FINLAND (2007) 90 Years of Finnish Independence

2 euro 2007 - 90 Years of Finnish Independence - coins of Finland
2 euro 2007 - 90 Years of Finnish Independence - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
in the coin centre a simplified galley with nine rowers and oars floats on bird-shaped waves leftwards; above year of issue 2007; on the bottom date 1917; at the last oar: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard); 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 XI 2007
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
Reijo Juhani Paavilainen, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
Mint mark of Rahapaja Oy Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (mint mark among the waves at the left edge of the obverse)
2007 1 970 400 mint mark + 9 600 in commemorative sets
interesting facts:
The Finns had much freedom within the Grand Duchy of Finland, which became an autonomous region within Russia in 1809. But at the end of the 19th century, Russia began intensively the russification of Finland, which led to an atmosphere of rebellion. Shortly after the outbreak of the October Revolution in Russia, on December 6, 1917, the Parliament of Finland proclaimed independence, which shortly thereafter was recognized by Russia, and later throughout the world. Finnish commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2007 commemorates the 90th anniversary of this event.
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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