12 Hobed Jüyä Mägi Päiväine

12 Hobed Jüyä (Mägi Päiväine) - obverse12 Hobed Jüyä (Mägi Päiväine) - reverse

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Features

Location Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Fantasy items › Fantasy currency
Year 2002
Value 12 Hobed Jüyä
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
99921

Obverse

Mountains.
Value.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
12 HOBED HÜYÄ
MÄGI PÄIVÄINE

Reverse

Date
Horse

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2002

Edge

Plain

Comments

Mägi Päiväine, a creation of Bill Turner, is located in an isolated valley somewhere in the existing Russia. Mägi Päiväine's borders are hard to define. Those who call Mägi Päiväine home have lived here for generations with very little contact with the outside world. The high mountain valley and surrounding area has never been officially claimed, in person anyway.
At the end of World War II, a small group of Russian soldiers found Mägi Päiväine. They were tired, hungry and suffering from exposure from the elements. The folks of Mägi Päiväine took them in, tending to the injuries of a couple of soldiers. The show of compassion was just what Mägi Päiväine needed. The returning soldiers set in motion a chain of events that would conditionally allow Mägi Päiväine to exist. Formal papers soon arrived stating Mägi Päiväine was an autonomous region. In essence, it was independence for the people and a guarantee that they could control their destiny so long as they did not interfere with the Soviets. However, no records of these papers are found among the former Soviet government.
Mägi Päiväine is currently home to about 100 people, living in a dozen households, who speak what many consider to be an almost dead language, Vepsa.
The Mägi Päiväine government is made up of a council of 'ancients' or elders who tend to the functions of government. This council elects a president who serves for a single 5 year term.
The first coins from this place where minted in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium, and following issues where produced in later years.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  100

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