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  • 5 Euro 2005, KM# 118, Finland, Republic, Helsinki 2005 World Championships in Athletics
  • 5 Euro 2005, KM# 118, Finland, Republic, Helsinki 2005 World Championships in Athletics
Description

The 10th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were held in the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland (6 August 2005 – 14 August 2005), the site of the first IAAF World Championships in 1983. One theme of the 2005 championships was paralympic events, some of which were included as exhibition events. Much of the event was played in extremely heavy rainfall.

Engraver: Tapio Kettunen

Obverse

Depicts the tendonous legs that push from the surface of the stadium running track. At the bottom of the coin is the Helsinki Stadium with its towers.

Abbreviations MM is for "World Championship" (Maailmanmestaruuskisat) in Finnish.

The privy mark (letter M) of the Mint of Finland’s President and CEO Raimo Makkonen below.

MM
2005
M

Reverse

Depicts a female javelin thrower. Country name in Finnish and Swedish above. Value on the left. Engraver's initial on the bottom right.

SUOMI FINLAND
5 €
K

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Brass
Weight 19.81 g
Diameter 35 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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