The Finland Gold Euro coin was introduced in Finland in 2002 as a replacement of France Gold Franc. It is legal tender in Finland. However, the first set of these coins were minted in 1999. It is used as bullion coin in the entire world. Investors and collectors seek this coin because of its intrinsic value while collectors prefer it for its aesthetics. Trading in this coin does not attract sales tax or VAT.
The Finland Gold Euro comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. This makes it affordable even to those who don’t have enough funds to purchase the more valuable one, such investors can buy the 10 Euro rather than the 100 Euro which is quite expensive. The 20 Euro coin weighs 1.73g, it is 13.9mm and is 90.0% pure gold. The denomination 100 Euro coin is 22mm wide and weighs 8.64g with the same gold purity at 90.0%. The 20 Euro coin differs from the two since it is a bi-metallic alloy featuring a ring of silver and its center is pure gold with a purity of 75.0%. It weighs 12.8g. It is 27.25mm wide and has a thickness of 2.30mm.
The obverse and reverse sides of the Finland Gold Euro vary in terms of the face value and the year of mintage because they are designed by different designers. Some of the most common obverse features a waterfall in a forest or a hanging flower. They also feature the inscription “FINLAND SUOMI” on its obverse side. Most common reverse sides feature the midday sun above a lake or Helsinki Olympic Stadium or two faces with 12 Euro stars on their hair. It also features the face value of the coin. Each designer given to design the outlook comes with his own way of doing it.
The Finland Gold Euro is a product of the Mint of Finland. Also known as Suomen Rahapaja, the Mint of Finland was founded in 1860. Its establishment is credited to Russia’s Alexander II. It considers itself one of the strongest mints within the Eurozone and amongst the biggest coin exporters globally.