• 2 Euro 1999-2006, KM# 105, Finland, Republic
  • 2 Euro 1999-2006, KM# 105, 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

Cloudberry flowers and berries. Date below. The initial of the mint master of the Mint of Finland, Raimo Makkonen (M) on the bottom right.

Rubus chamaemorus is a rhizomatous herb native to cool temperate, alpine, arctic tundra and boreal forest, producing amber-colored edible fruit similar to the raspberry or blackberry. English common names include cloudberry, knotberry and knoutberry. Despite great demand as a delicacy (particularly in Norway and Finland) the cloudberry is not widely cultivated and is primarily a wild plant. In Finland, the berries are eaten with heated "leipäjuusto" (a local cheese; the name translates to "bread-cheese"), as well as cream and sugar.

Engraver: Raimo Isma Heino

M
2001

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right 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 “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

FINLAND in Finnish and Swedish, the two official languages in Finland, followed by three lion's heads.

SUOMI FINLAND

2 Euro

1st map, 1st type
KM# 105 Schön# 106
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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