The first mark and numismatics
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Now there is a collectors’ collector coin. This is the only Finnish gold coin to be struck in 2014. It commemorates the birth of Finland’s national currency, the markka, and honours scholars and collectors of metal coins. The first Finnish mark was struck in silver at Mint of Finland on 15 October 1864.
The first silver Finnish mark was minted at Mint of Finland on 15 October 1864. The obverse of the first mark and numismatics gold coin depicts the two-headed Russian eagle, whose heart-shaped heraldic shield bears the lion coat of arms of Finland.
The obverse depicts the two-headed Russian eagle with the lion coat of arms of Finland on the shield at its centre. The oak leaves and decorative ribbon encircling the silver mark’s reverse are repeated on the new ‘First Mark and Numismatics’ collector coin.
The only Finnish gold coin struck in 2014, commemorates the silver mark and also honours the numismatists who collect and study metal coins.
Numbered special edition packaged in Vitriini glass cases
The numismatist gold coin is presented in a handsome wood box. There is also a special edition of the coin limited to 100 coins, presented in a Vitriini glass case designed by Iittala. The numbering, in the 1/100 format, is stamped on the obverse of the coin and is clearly legible despite the small size of the coin.
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