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  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 240, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Satakunta's Beaver
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 240, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Satakunta's Beaver
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 240, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Satakunta's Beaver, Official package
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 240, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Satakunta's Beaver, Coin purse
Description

Issue date: 09.02.2015

Obverse

Depicts Satakunta's emblematic animal, the beaver, known for its dam-construction skills. Country name in Finnish and Swedish above. Engraver's initial (e) below.

The European beaver is an ancient species that has inhabited Finland since before the last ice age. The species was nearly hunted to extinction in Finland, but the population has since been bolstered by imported individuals. The Finnish European beaver population is still limited to approximately 1,000 individuals, mostly concentrated in the region of Satakunta.

Engraver: Erkki Vainio

SUOMI
FINLAND
e

Reverse

Depicts the historic coat of arms of Satakunta, a region of Finland surrounded by the value and the date above. Engraver's initial (T) and the mint's logo (lion) on the right.

The capital city of Satakunta is Pori. The name of the region literally means Hundred. The coat of arms is a bear holding in both paws a sword crowned by a ducal coronet.

Engraver: Erkki Vainio

2015
5 T
EURO

Edge

5 Euro

KM# 240 Schön# 219
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Copper Aluminum Nickel
Center Cupronickel
Weight 9.8 g
Diameter 27.25 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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