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5 markkaa FINLAND (1946-1952)

5 markkaa 1946-1952 - coins of Finland
5 markkaa 1946-1952 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
23.0 mm 4.55 g 1.7 mm CuZn
obverse:
in the coin centre Finnish Coat of Arms; in the background two crossed spruce branches, which divide the year of issue on their bottom; ring of pearls at the edge
reverse:
in the coin centre large face value: 5 in a wreath of two spruce branches; along the bottom edge: MARKKAA; along the top edge: SUOMEN TASAVALTA (Republic of Finland in Finnish); ring of pearls at the edge
edge:
reeded
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
1 I 1994
designer:
Isak Gustaf Sundell
mint:
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (below the Coat of Arms on the obverse initial S of Finnish mint director Sundell in years 1946-1947, or initial L of Liuhto in 1948, or initial H of Helle in years 1949-1952)

mint marks
mintage:
1946 5 538 000 S
1947 6 550 000 S
1948 8 210 000 L
1949 11 014 000 H
1950 4 762 000 H
1951 7 798 000 H
1952 1 210 000 H
varieties:
1949 - narrow or wide initial H of the mint director

1949, 1950 - five needles hang right over the letter 'M' in MARKKAA on the reverse and they are all equal length, or six needles and half of them is shorter
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: 9 III 2016

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