2 Euro Cent 1st type

Features

Issuer Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro Cent
0.02 EUR = USD 0.023
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 90
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 99,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Schön# 100
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

The Finnish heraldic lion is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe

Lettering: 2000 M

Engraver: Heikki Aulis Häiväoja

Reverse

A globe, next to the face value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Smooth with a groove running circumferentially around the edge of the coin

2 Euro Cent (1st type) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

M Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999 M 1 702 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.52 $ 0.71 $ 0.58 23%
1999 M 75 000 $ 1.16 3% In Sets only
1999 M 8 000 0.3% Proof
2000 M 13 854 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.13 $ 0.46 $ 0.58 56%
2000 M 75 000 $ 1.99 3% In Sets only
2000 M 8 000 0.5% Proof
2001 M 417 000 $ 0.02 $ 1.16 11%
2001 M 75 000 $ 1.85 2% In Sets only
2001 M 8 000 0.2% Proof
2002 M 513 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.39 12%
2002 M 133 000 $ 1.45 3% In Sets only
2002 M 13 000 0.4% Proof
2003 M 6 543 500 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.02 $ 0.58 27%
2003 M 232 000 $ 1.16 3% In Sets only
2003 M 14 500 0.5% Proof
2004 M 7 901 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.42 $ 0.46 29%
2004 M 118 000 $ 1.16 3% In Sets only
2004 M 5 000 0.4% Proof
2005 M 5 719 500 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.58 23%
2005 M 77 000 $ 0.78 1.7% In Sets only
2005 M 3 500 0.5% Proof
2006 M 3 924 400 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.41 $ 0.10 19%
2006 M 72 300 1.6% In Sets only
2006 M 3 300 0.5% Proof

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