Finland, 50 pennia, 1991

Here’s something different for a change of pace.

Finland, 50 pennia, 1991 (KM #66)

This coin was made between 1990 and 2001, with this 1991 year having the peak of production at 90.48 million. it, along with the entire 140-year-old Finnish markka, was replaced by the euro in 2002. In Finnish, “Suomi” means Finland and “pennia” is the subunit of the markka. “Penni” is the same subunit’s name in Swedish, making this coin oddly bilingual for a nation that officially isn’t. I think this coin is handsome, with an elegant and clean. Another plus for this coin is that it’s made of nickel, a metal that offers excellent strength and corrosion resistance (but makes the coin magnetic, too). Incidentally, it’s also about the same size and weight of an American penny.

Metal Nickel
Weight 3.3 g
Diameter 19.7 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round


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