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  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 242, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Ostrobothnia's Stoat
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 242, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Ostrobothnia's Stoat
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 242, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Ostrobothnia's Stoat, Official package
Description

Issue date: 11.05.2015

Obverse

Depicts a stoat. Country name in Finnish and Swedish above. Engraver's initial (e) below.

Quick as a stoat is a familiar phrase to many Finnish people. The stoat, a small member of the weasel family, is lightning fast when threatened. Stoats usually make their nests below ground or in piles of rocks. Come winter, the stoat changes colour from brown to snow-white. Only the tip of the animal's tail stays black. As the emblematic animal of Ostrobothnia, the stoat reminds us of the ancient livelihood of trapping.

Design: Erkki Vainio

SUOMI
FINLAND
e

Reverse

Depicts the historic coat of arms of Northern Ostrobothnia, 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 coat of arms of Northern Ostrobothnia is six stoats.

Design: Nora Tapper

2015
5 T
EURO

Edge

5 Euro

KM# 242 Schön# 222
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material 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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