|During the Finnish War between Sweden and Russia, the four Estates of occupied Finland were assembled at the Diet of Porvoo on March 29, 1809 to pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia. Following the Swedish defeat in the war and the signing of the Treaty of Fredrikshamn on September 17, 1809, Finland became a true autonomous grand duchy as a part of the Russian Empire.
The coin depicts the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral, which was the site of opening of the first Diet of Finland.
Issue date: 1 October 2009
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|SUOMI FINLAND, followed by three lion heads