• 10 Markkaa 1993-2001, KM# 77, Finland, Republic
  • 10 Markkaa 1993-2001, KM# 77, Finland, Republic
Obverse

Depicts a wood grouse, the state name in two official languages (Finnish on the left and Swedish on the right) below, date above.

The western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), also known as the wood grouse, heather cock, or just capercaillie, is the largest member of the grouse family. The largest known specimen, recorded in captivity, had a weight of 7.2 kg (16 lb). The species shows extreme sexual dimorphism, with the male twice the size of the female. In Finland populations are large, and it is a common bird to see in forested regions.

1993
SUOMI FINLAND

Reverse

Depicts rowan tree branches and berries, value in Finnish (first) and Swedish (second).

Initial of the Mint of Finland's director (M, Raimo Tapio Makkonen, 1987–2008) below the branches.

10
M
MARKKAA MARK

Edge

10 Markkaa

KM# 77 Schön# 77
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Brass
Weight 8.8 g
Diameter 27.25 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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