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
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
Nora Tapper designed the sport coins.
Read about the first coin in the Finnish sports series
According to the Mint of Finland, Finnish basketball is currently
experiencing a boom, largely due to the performances of the men’s
national team, Susijengi (Wolf Team).
The ringed-bimetallic coins have a copper-aluminum-nickel ring and a
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
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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