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1 Markka 1969 - 1975, Finland

in Krause book Number: 98
Years of issue: 1969 - 1975
Edition: 369 420 000
Signatures: Karjalainen Ahti (1958 – 1982), Helelä Timo (1969 – 1975)
Serie: 1963 Issue
Specimen of: 1963
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 144 х 67
Printer: Bank of Finland Security Printing House, Setelipaino Sedeltryckeriet, Vantaa

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1 Markka 1969 - 1975

Description

Watermark:

Avers:

1 Markka 1969 - 1975

Ears of rye in the middle.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words on the right and left sides.

Revers:

1 Markka 1969 - 1975

Stylized finish coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Finland is a crowned lion on a red field, the right forepaw replaced with an armoured hand brandishing a sword, trampling on a saber with the hindpaws. The coat of arms was originally created around the year 1580.

Crowned golden lion, right forepaw replaced hand in armor, holding a silver sword with a gold handle. Leo tramples hind legs silver Saracen sword with a gold handle. Shield studded with silver rosettes 9 (number of historic parts of Finland). Official use only since 1978, although first appeared around 1580 on the statue of the Swedish king Gustav I Vasa, installed in the Gothic cathedral of Uppsala, Sweden. Lion - an ancient Scandinavian symbol of authority and power, the symbol of chivalry (hand) and saber - involvement in the general culture of Christian Europe in the fight against the Muslims.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words on the right and left sides.

Comments:

Designer: Tapio Wirkkala.