Animals of the Provinces – Åland, proof

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  • Description +

    A collector coin makes the most beautiful memento in proof quality. Order a polished white-tailed eagle coin of Åland in a protective package that also tells the coin’s story.

    The collector coin paying tribute to Åland’s white-tailed eagle is most beautiful in proof quality. Proof-quality collector coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in a package that tells the coin’s story.  The coin will best withstand the test of time and remain as a memento in your collection in its original package.

    This provincial coin with a nominal value of five euros depicts the white-tailed eagle in its nest. The collector coin’s reverse bears the historic coat of arms of Åland.

    This beautiful collector coin is part of the Animals of the Provinces series, which is the third coin series minted in honour of Finland’s historic provinces. The first collector coin launched by Mint of Finland in Åland in 2011 paid tribute to fishing, the traditional local means of sustenance and livelihood. For the Provincial buildings series, Åland received a coin commemorating the Sälskär lighthouse in 2013.

    The majestic white-tailed eagle

    The emblematic bird of the Åland islands, the white-tailed eagle, is an impressive sight in flight, as the bird’s wingspan can reach up to two metres. The regal white-tailed eagle is protected in Finland and is one of the symbols of successful conservation.

    Finland’s white-tailed eagle population declined at the end of the 19th century, and the species eventually reached the brink of extinction in Finland until the population was successfully revived.

  • Technical information +

    Nominal value

    5.00 €

    Metal

    CuAl6Ni2, CuNi25

    Material

    Base metal

    Diameter

    27.25 mm

    Weight

    9.8 g

    Quality

    proof

    Year stamp

    2014

    Mintage

    10000.00

    Issue date

    18.8.2014