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Finland, 2 euro cent 1999

Started by NI2222, February 13, 2024, 07:09:21 AM

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NI2222

Hello,
I got in change unusual variant of this coin, another design of European side, and a little different on Finnish side. What is known about it?
FI-2-Cent-1999b.jpg
FI-2-Cent-1999a.jpg

Figleaf

Can you tell what difference you see?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

FosseWay

I see a difference in the denomination number. The regular coin has a 2 with uniform flat surface, while the one on the left appears to have somewhat raised edges and a concave centre. This could just be an artefact of the photo, of course.

I can't see anything different on the Finnish side.

NI2222

There are better images. Yes,
Quote from: FosseWay on February 14, 2024, 06:32:57 AMdenomination number. The regular coin has a 2 with uniform flat surface, while the one on the left appears to have somewhat raised edges and a concave centre
Also stars are some kind of "3D" with incuse dots in the centers, while the regular stars are flat. Also can bee seen some differences on the lines and the globe.
FI-2-Cent-1999-2a.jpg
FI-2-Cent-1999-1a-.jpg

FosseWay

I'm quite surprised you got a Finnish 2c in change at all, since AFAIK Finland has never used the 1c and 2c coins. Many countries don't use them now, of course, but Finland chose to round all cash sales to 5c from the beginning.

NI2222

as I see, Finnish 1 and 2 cent coins gone to Latvia (I don't know about Estonia), now in Latvia in circulation these Finnish coins are very frequent, more frequent than them are only Latvian and Irish coins

FosseWay

Ah, interesting! I had no idea there were lots of Irish coins in Latvia :D