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  • 1 Penni 1963-1969, KM# 44, Finland, Republic
  • 1 Penni 1963-1969, KM# 44, Finland, Republic
Obverse

Depicts a looped square, surrounded by the country name in Finnish, date below.

The looped square (⌘) is a symbol consisting of a square with outward pointing loops at its corners. The symbol is known as Saint John's Arms or Saint Hannes cross (related to Swedish sankthanskors, Danish johanneskors, and Finnish hannunvaakuna), as Gorgon loop, and as command key symbol due to its use on the command key on Apple computer keyboards. In Finland, the symbol was painted or carved on houses and barns, and domestic utensils such as tableware, to protect them and their owners from evil spirits and bad luck. The oldest surviving example is a pair of 1000-year-old (Finnish pre-Christian period) wooden skis decorated with the symbol.

SUOMEN TASAVALTA
• 1963 •

Reverse

Grasped hands flank denomination in Finnish.

1
PENNI

Edge
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 15.5 mm
Thickness 1.11 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Leningrad Mint (LMD)
Mint of Finland

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