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  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 239, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Uusimaa's Hedgehog
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 239, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Uusimaa's Hedgehog
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 239, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Uusimaa's Hedgehog, Official package
  • 5 Euro 2015, KM# 239, Finland, Republic, Animals of the Provinces, Uusimaa's Hedgehog, Coin purse
Description

Issue date: 20.4.2015

Obverse

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

The hedgehog, that prickly snuffler of our backyards, is the emblematic animal of Uusimaa. The hedgehog lives in urban areas, close to human habitation, and is a regular guest in many a yard. As a rule, hedgehogs go about by twilight and night. Despite its rotund and short-legged frame, the sympathetic hedgehog is an agile and fast runner. The hedgehog spread to Finland in the 19th century and is a protected species.

Engraver: Erkki Vainio

SUOMI
FINLAND
e

Reverse

Depicts the historic coat of arms of Uusimaa, 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 Uusimaa, a region of Finland. The coat of arms of Uusimaa is a boat swaying on the waves.

Engraver: Nora Tapper

2015
5 T
EURO

Edge

5 Euro

KM# 239 Schön# 221
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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