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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1993 Finland 50 Penniä

    1993 Finland 50 Penniä

    The only coin with moss on it (from the mint) This is a bonus entry for Day 6 “F” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!F = Finland.See also the 1994 10 Penniä Obverse The obverse features a “Brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) standing, looking outwards” above the country name in Finnish and English: SUOMI…

  • 1994 Finland 10 Penniä

    1994 Finland 10 Penniä

    A coin with simply designed, complementary Bee habitats This is my entry for Day 6 “F” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!F = Finland. Obverse The obverse of the coin features the country name in Finnish and English (Suomi / Finland) above the year – 1994 in this case, although the coin was issued from…

  • 1983 Finland 5 Markkaa

    1983 Finland 5 Markkaa

    A very cool, “common” coin. Obverse Numista describes the obverse as “Icebreaker ship on ice boulders above legend and year”. Suomi is the country’s name (Finland), in Finnish. Numista lists over 3,000 coins with ships. Refine that to standard circulating coins featuring “icebreaker” ships, and you’re left with just two. This coin, issued 1979-1993 by…