Description

This coin is part of the Sports Coins series which Mint of Finland released by decree of the Ministry of Finance in 2015–2016. A total of nine coins paying tribute to different sports was released in the series, with Gymnastics, Basketball, Figure Skating and Volleyball launched in 2015 and Ice Hockey, Skiing, Football, Athletics and Ski Jumping in 2016.

Issue date: 05.10.2015
Engraver: Nora Tapper

Obverse

A volleyball flying over the net with the hands of the players reaching out for it.

Volleyball landed in Finland in the 1920s, and the Finnish Volleyball Association was founded in 1959.

According to a national exercise survey carried out in 2009–2010, there were approximately 118,000 amateur volleyball players in Finland. Of this number, roughly 27,000 are 3–18 years of age, 83,000 are aged 19–65 and 8,000 are 66–79 years old. There are 11,500 licensed players, of which 6,900 are youth players.

The world's largest youth volleyball tournament, the Power Cup, is held annually in Finland. Finland fields a total of eight national teams: men, women, boys (3) and girls (3).

Reverse

Depicts the curve of an athletics stadium, complete with tracks and cheering crowds. The logo of the Mint of Finland (Lion) below the date.

SUOMI FINLAND
2015
T
5 EURO

Edge

5 Euro

KM# 234 Schön# 239
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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