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5 markkaa FINLAND (1992-2001)

5 markkaa 1992-2001 - coins of Finland 5 markkaa 1992-2001 - edge
5 markkaa 1992-2001 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
24.5 mm 5.5 g 1.8 mm Cu93Al5Ni2
obverse:
in the coin centre ringed seal from Saimaa (Pusa hispida saimensis) laying on rocks leftwards; below year of issue; along the top edge: SUOMI, along the bottom edge: FINLAND (Finland in Finnish and Swedish)
reverse:
above the coin centre large face value: 5 (markkaa); below three leaves of white waterlily, on the upper leaf a dragonfly; along the right edge: MARKKAA MARK (markkaa in Finnish and Swedish)
edge:
plain with concave inscription repeated twice: * SUOMI FINLAND (Finland in Finnish and Swedish)
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Antti Neuvonen
mint:
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (between lower leaves on the reverse initial M of the mint director Makkonen)
mintage:
1992 800 000 M + 70 000 in annual boxed sets
1993 46 034 000 M + 60 790 in annual boxed sets
1994 19 003 000 M + 40 000 in annual boxed sets
1995 9 016 000 M + 38 190 in annual boxed sets
1996 7 000 000 M + 16 300 in annual boxed sets
1997 537 000 M + 18 000 in annual boxed sets
1998 813 650 M + 18 000 in annual boxed sets
1999 100 000 M + 43 500 in annual boxed sets
2000 100 000 M + 35 000 in annual boxed sets
2001 200 000 M + 85 000 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)
interesting facts:
On the obverse of the Finnish coin 5 markkaa from years 1992-2001 there is a ringed seal, which lives only in Saimaa Lake. This subspecies Pusa hispida saimensis lives only in fresh water of Finland's largest lake and its population has barely 260 individuals.
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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