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20 markkaa FINLAND (1952-1962)

20 markkaa 1952-1962 - coins of Finland
20 markkaa 1952-1962 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
22.5 mm 4.5 g 1.8 mm Cu93Al5Ni2
obverse:
in the coin centre in a circle Finnish Coat of Arms; along the top edge: SUOMEN TASAVALTA (Republic of Finland in Finnish); along the bottom edge year of issue; on each of the sides a stylised fir; ring of pearls at the edge
reverse:
in the coin centre large face value: 20 (markkaa); on the right tree; along the bottom edge: MARKKAA; ring of pearls at the edge
edge:
reeded
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
1 I 1994
designer:
Peippo Uolevi Helle
mint:
Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (below sabre grip of the Coat of arms on the obverse initial H of Finnish mint director Helle in years 1952-1958 or initial S of Soiniemi in years 1959-1962)

mint marks
mintage:
1952 83 000 H
1953 2 880 000 H
1954 17 034 000 H
1955 2 800 000 H
1956 2 540 000 H
1957 1 050 000 H
1958 515 000 H
1959 1 580 000 S
1960 3 850 000 S
1961 4 430 000 S
1962 2 280 000 S
varieties:
1954 - MARKKAA letters on the reverse close to pearls and lowest tree branches short (like in earlier years) or MARKKAA far from pearls and the lowest tree branches long (like in later years)
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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