Animals of the Provinces – Karelia 5 €, proof


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  • Description +

    A proof finish does full justice to the beautiful cuckoo collector coin. Order a polished Karelian cuckoo coin in a protective package that also tells the coin’s story.

    The Karelians’ provincial animal coin depicts the cuckoo, behind which opens a traditional Karelian lake vista.

    The cuckoo coin 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.  In its package, the coin will make a beautiful addition to your collection and keep from one generation to the next.

    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 2013 Karelian coin paid tribute to the Imatrankoski rapids, and the 2011 coin honoured the Karelian tradition of birch-bark crafts.

    The captivating song of the cuckoo

    It is a timid bird that is rarely sighted, since it is most comfortable hiding in the dense boughs of trees. Everyone recognises the cuckoo’s song, though. The Finnish people have attached many beliefs to its cuckooing throughout the ages. For example, a person’s remaining years have been counted by the cuckoo’s first summer song.

  • Technical information +

    Nominal value

    5.00 €


    CuAl6Ni2, CuNi25


    Base metal


    27.25 mm


    9.8 g



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