10 Markkaa, 1963

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Front: Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870-1956), President of Finland 1946-1956

Back: Coat of Arms


10 Markkaa, 1986

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Front: Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973), Finnish runner

Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world during the 1920s, setting world records on distances between 1500 m and 20 km. He won a total of nine gold medals at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928

Back: Helsinki Olymic Stasium


50 Markkaa, 1986

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Front: Aalvan Aalto (1898-1976), a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter

Back: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

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Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall

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100 Markkaa, 1986

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Front: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Finnish composer

Back: Whooper swans

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500 Markkaa, 1986

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Front: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry

Back: Punkaharju, a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with the town of Savonlinna on January 1, 2013.

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1000 Markkaa, 1986

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Front: Anders Chydenius (1729-1803), Finnish priest and a member of the Swedish Riksdag; sailing ship

Back: Kings Gate at Sea Fortress of Suomenlinna, Helsinki)

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Kings Gate

Kings Gate

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20 Markkaa, 1993

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Front: Väino, Linna (1920-1992), Finnish author

Back: Tampere street scene

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Finland, the second most northerly state of the European continent, was settled by the Finns in the 7th century. Conquered by Sweden in the 12th century. Became a grand duchy within the Russian Empire from 1809 to 1917. Declared an independent republic in 1917. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Finland.

Beginning on January 1, 2002 Euro becomes the official currency for Finland.




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