Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Vintage Coins from Finland

Vintage Coins from Finland

This is a Postcrossing Meet-up postcard signed by five members.  It is postmarked in 2017 from Finland with two stamps. 

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The markka. Markka banknotes and coins ceased to be legal tender on 28 February 2002. Finland's monetary unit was the markka from 1860 until the introduction of the euro. 

The markka was divided into 100 pennies (penniƤ).
Finland stamp 2017
Birds, Arktika
Clangula hyemalis
Long-tailed duck
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Finland stamp 2017
The Face of Finland, 1.20
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Posti ran a campaign in fall 2016 to collect photos of faces from the public for a special stamp publication to mark Finland's centenary of independence. The thousands of photos come together like a mosaic to form different stamps, which are positioned on the sheet in the form of the map of Finland. Each stamp and booklet will be unique.

"These stamps are worth a close look, as receivers and senders might spot their own face or the faces of acquaintances on them," says Tommi Kantola, Design Manager at Posti.

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