Animals of the Provinces – Savonia, unc
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Mint of Finland is paying tribute to the black-throated loon, the provincial bird of Savonia, by minting a collector coin. We will only offer 500 UNC-quality loon collector coins wrapped in a numbered certificate of authenticity. Buy your own loon coin from our online shop.
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.
UNC-quality loon collector coins are wrapped in numbered certificates of authenticity that tell the coin’s story. UNC-quality coins are manufactured serially with stamping machines used in the production of circulation coins.
The collector coin of Savonia, bearing the black-throated loon, 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.
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