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Finland 5, 10, and 20 Markkaa  1928 to 1952
Finland 5, 10, and 20 Markkaa 1928 to 1952

'Suomen Tasavalta' means 'The Republic of Finland' and markka is one of their coin denominations. There are 100 pennia in 1 markka.

These coins are minted in aluminum bronze and brass. Some dates carry collector value. Most dates, however, are low value unless you can find one is superb condition. Here are typical catalog values with the special dates called out:

5 MARKKAA
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $100
coins dated 1928, 1929 catalog near $100 in average circulated
coins dated 1932 catalog near $50 in average circulated
brass coins after 1945 are worth less, about $2 in average circulated condition

10 MARKKAA
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $150
coins dated 1938 are very common; divide these value by two

20 MARKKAA
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120
coins dated 1931 and 1932 catalog near $50 in average circulated
coins dated 1939 are very common; divide these values by two

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual values.

Coin: 12458 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Janet, Mon, 17-Sep-2012 03:52:39 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Tue, 18-Sep-2012 01:48:19 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Wed, 03-Sep-2014 12:15:06 GMT
Requester description: 1935 Large '10' in the center of a wreath on one side with the text 'Soumen Tasavalta Markken.' Reverse side has a shield with a lion holding a sword and another wreath. The date is under the shield.
Tags: finland 5 10 20 markkaa markka markken large center offcenter wreath one soumen tasavalta shield lion sword larger largish off centers centered greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths ones suomen sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields sworeds swordlike swords broadsword ribbon tiger coat arms lions cougar tigers coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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