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  • 10 Euro Cent 1999-2006, KM# 101, Finland, Republic
  • 10 Euro Cent 1999-2006, KM# 101, Finland, Republic
Description

There are eight Euro coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cent, €1 and €2. They have a common or 'European' side and a national side. The national side indicates the issuing country.

Obverse

Depicts the Finnish heraldic lion surrounded by the twelve stars of the European flag. The date is on the left. The privy mark (letter M) of the Mint of Finland’s President and CEO Raimo Makkonen is under 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 Aulis Häiväoja and has been used by previous Finnish coins such as the 1 Markka between 1964 and 2001.

1999
M

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.

12 stars are located on the left side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “0” in “10.”

10
LL
EURO
CENT

Edge

10 Euro Cent

1st map, 1st type
KM# 101 Schön# 102
Characteristics
Material Nordic Gold
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 19.75 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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2nd map, 2nd type

Nordic Gold, 4.1 g, ⌀ 19.75 mm