Other interesting facts
about Finland and its money:
In the 1100's and 1200's,
Sweden took over Finland.
Finland used Swedish money when
Finland was ruled by the Swedish crown.
When the Russians took control
of Finland in 1809, Finland used the Russian
Finland became independent from
Russia in 1917.
Before markkas, Finland had the
Russians' currency, which is rubles.
In Finland they speak Finnish
Finland is surrounded by
countries that aren't participating in the
This is what each of the
Finnish euros has on the national side. The links will
show you pictures or give you information about the
flowers or symbols on the euro coins.
On the national side of six
euro coins, there is a picture of the Heraldic
Lion, which is traditionally
used on Finnish coins. The design is the same on the 1,
2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent euros.
On the 1 euro coin, there is a
picture of two flying
swans, which is from an 80th
anniversary of Finland Design.
On the 2 euro coin, there is a
picture of Cloudberries
Cloudberries and Cloudberry
This coin is worth 2 euros.
Cloudberries grow in northern Finland in swamps and
To see the national sides of all the
Finnish coins, click
To learn more about Finland, click