Description

Design: Nora Tapper (reverse), Erkki Vainio (obverse). Issue date: 29.9.2014

Obverse

The coin depicts the fox with Turku Castle in the background. The emblematic animal of Finland Proper, the fox, is a wily protagonist of many fairy stories and folk tales. The fox is an adaptable animal that is not overly choosy about its habitat or food. Despite being hunted extensively, the fox remains common all over Finland. Its intelligence and adaptability have enabled the fox to survive in diverse environments regardless of hunting.

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Reverse

The historic coat of arms of Finland Proper, a region of Finland. Its capital and biggest city is Turku. The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns.

The coat of arms of Finland Proper is crowned jousting helmet in front of two lances. On each lance is attached a forked hanging flag charged with a Scandinavian cross. Arms granted at the burial of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560 and crowned by a ducal coronet.

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Edge

5 Euro

KM# 210 Schön# 218
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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