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  • 5 Euro 2014, KM# 207, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Karelia's Cuckoo
  • 5 Euro 2014, KM# 207, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Karelia's Cuckoo
  • 5 Euro 2014, KM# 207, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Karelia's Cuckoo, Official package
  • 5 Euro 2014, KM# 207, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Karelia's Cuckoo, Coin purse
Description

Issue date: 27.05.2014

Obverse

Depicts a cuckoo, as an integral part of Karelia's nature. Country name in Finnish and Swedish above. Engraver's initial (e) below.

It is a timid bird that is rarely sighted since it is most comfortable hiding in the dense boughs of trees. Everyone recognises the cuckoo’s song, though. The Finnish people have attached many beliefs to its cuckooing throughout the ages. For example, a person’s remaining years have been counted by the cuckoo’s first summer song.

Engraver: Erkki Vainio

SUOMI
FINLAND
e

Reverse

Depicts the historic coat of arms of Karelia, 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 historic coat of arms of Karelia, a region of Finland. The coat of arms of Karelia in Finland were first used in 1562, although the arms were probably presented at the burial of Gustav Vasa in 1560. The blazon for the arms may be translated as follows: A golden crown above two duelling arms, the right guantleted arm holding a sword and the left mailed arm a scimitar, all silver except for golden hafts and gauntlet joint. Ducal coronet. The two hands holding a sword and a scimitar are generally seen as symbol of Karelia's position between the Swedish and Russian realms.

Engraver: Nora Tapper

2015
5 T
EURO

Edge

5 Euro

KM# 207 Schön# 215
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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