Finland 2 euros 2010 - Currency Decree of 1860 (Colored)

Obverse of Finland 2 euros 2010 - Currency Decree of 1860
Krause - Mishler KM# 154
Details The Currency Decree of 1860 granted Finland the right to issue banknotes and coins. The Finnish markka was the currency of Finland from 1860 until 28 February 2002, when it ceased to be legal tender. The markka was replaced by the euro (€), which had been introduced, in cash form, on 1 January 2002.

The design consists on the left side of a stylised lion figure from the coat of arms of Finland and the year mark, and on the right side of the mint mark and a set of numbers symbolising coin values. At the bottom the issuing country is indicated by the inscription FI. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin

Issue date: October 2010
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge SUOMI FINLAND, followed by three lion heads
Comments Designer: Reijo Paavilainen

This coin has been artificially colorized

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