Finland 5-MARKKAA (KM73)
Finland 5-MARKKAA (KM73)

Finland 5-MARKKAA (KM73) Saimaa Ringed Seal

In 1963, Finland underwent monetary reform, with 100 old markkaa worth one new markkaa. This 5-markkaa coin was issued from 1992 to 2001, when Finland switched to the euro.

The Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis) is a sub-species of the Ringed seal, and is only found in Lake Saimaa in Finland. It is very rare, and although Finland reported a slow recovery as of August 2012, with around 300 individuals, the population has since declined to 200-250 individuals.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 24.4 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum-Bronze
  • CAT#: KM73

Obverse Legend

SUOMI FINLAND

Reverse Legend

5 MARKKAA MARK

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