Mint of Finland €5 basketball coin in set honors games of Finland
- Published: Aug 7, 2015, 7 AM
The Mint of Finland’s second ringed-bimetallic €5 coin in a nine-coin sport series celebrates basketball.
The coin is set for release on Aug. 24 and is part of a coin series struck by the Mint of Finland in tribute to the sports loved by Finnish people.
The Sports coin series was launched with a coin for gymnastics, and coins for figure skating and volleyball are also due for release in 2015.
The obverse of the Basketball coin carries a tight view looking up from directly below the net, as two hands clamor for the ball, the intended target within reach.
The common reverse features a track, the nation’s name and the year of issue.
Nora Tapper designed the sport coins.
The ringed-bimetallic coins have a copper-aluminum-nickel ring and a copper-nickel core.
The €5 coin weighs 9.8 grams and measures 27.25 millimeters in diameter.
A maximum of 50,000 Uncirculated examples and 10,000 Proof examples are available.
Proof coins are available individually in special packaging for €22. Uncirculated examples are available at face value in 10-coin lots, or individually in special packaging for €10 each.
Ordering opens Aug. 10 through the Mint of Finland's online shop.
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