Animals of the Provinces – Savonia, proof


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  • Description +

    The black-throated loon is the bird of Savonia. This proof-quality coin depicting the loon makes the regional character of Savonia come into its own. Order a polished Savonian collector coin in a protective package that also tells the coin’s story.

    The collector coin of Savonia depicts a black-throated loon swimming on the rippling surface of a Savonian lake, with an island visible in the horizon. The collector coin’s reverse is stamped with the historic coat of arms of Savonia.

    The loon 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 impressive 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 coin of Savonia commemorated Olavinlinna castle, while the 2011 coin paid tribute to a traditional Savonian livelihood, slash-and-burn farming.

    The black-throated loon is the bird of myth

    The bird of Savonia, the black-throatedloon, is a familiar sight on rugged, clearlakes. As a champion swimmer, the loonis a skilful fisher that only stays on dryland to nest. To the Finnish people, theblack-throated loon is also the bird ofstory and myth, the First Bird. Fossilfinds indicate that the ancestors of theloon fished waters as early as 40 millionyears ago.

  • Technical information +

    Nominal value

    5.00 €


    CuAl6Ni2, CuNi25


    Base metal


    27.25 mm


    9.8 g



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