Obverse. Mintmark (Cornucopia) left of date. Photo © NumisCorner.com
  • 50 Euro Cent 2007-2022, KM# 128, Finland, Republic, Mintmark (Cornucopia) left of date
  • 50 Euro Cent 2007-2022, KM# 128, Finland, Republic
  • 50 Euro Cent 2007-2022, KM# 128, Finland, Republic, Mintmark (Cornucopia) on sword's handle
  • 50 Euro Cent 2007-2022, KM# 128, Finland, Republic, New mintmark (Lion)
Description

On 7 June 2005, the European Council decided that the common side of the €0.10 to €2 coins should be brought up to date to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004. The €0.01, €0.02 and €0.05 coins show Europe in relation to the rest of the world, therefore they remained unchanged. In 2007, the new design was introduced. The design still retains all elements of the original designs but the map of the fifteen states is replaced by one showing the whole of Europe as a continent, without borders, to stress unity.

In December 2006 the Bank of Finland announced the redesign of the national side in order to include the abbreviation of the country's name (FI for Finland). The first letter of the Mint of Finland’s President and CEO (M for Raimo Makkonen) was also replaced with the Mint's logo.

In 2008 the logo of the Mint of Finland was moved from the left of date under the sword's handle. Since 2011 the Mint of Finland is using a new logo (lion instead of cornucopia).

Obverse

Depicts the Finnish heraldic lion surrounded by the twelve stars of the European flag. The date is on the left. FI as an abbreviation for the country of the issue below the sword.

The coat of arms of Finland is a crowned lion on a red field, the right foreleg replaced with an armoured hand brandishing a sword, trampling on a sabre with the hindpaws. The coat of arms was originally created around the year 1580.

The heraldic lion of Finland is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Aulis Häiväoja and has been used by previous Finnish coins such as the 1 Markka between 1964 and 2001.

2007
FI

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.

12 stars are located on the left side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “0” in “50.”

50
LL
EURO
CENT

Edge

50 Euro Cent

2nd map, 2nd type
KM# 128 Schön# 131
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Characteristics
Material Nordic Gold
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 24.25 mm
Thickness 2.38 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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1st map, 1st type

Nordic Gold, 7.8 g, ⌀ 24.25 mm