• 2 Euro Cent 1999-2006, KM# 99, Finland, Republic
  • 2 Euro Cent 1999-2006, KM# 99, Finland, Republic
Description

1 and 2 Euro Cent are not in use in Finland. They were minted due requirement of the European Central Bank.

Obverse

The Finnish heraldic lion is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe. The first letter of the Mint of Finland’s President and CEO (M for Raimo Makkonen) is on the sword's handle.

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 Häiväoja and has been used by previous Finnish coins such as the 1 markka between 1964 and 2001.

Engraver: Heikki Aulis Häiväoja

1999
M

Reverse

A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx

2 EURO
CENT
LL

Edge

2 Euro Cent

1st type
KM# 99 Schön# 100
Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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2nd type

Copper Plated Steel, 3.06 g, ⌀ 18.75 mm