The design of this coin is the result of an open competition, a hybrid of two competing designs. Diameter is 24 mm and the alloy is 35% silver, 57% copper, 8% zinc for coins dated 1964 to 1968. After 1968 copper-nickel is used and no silver is present.
The silver coins contain 0.0720 troy ounces of silver, and their value will be silver value plus added collector premium. First we discuss silver value, then collector premium. The current price of silver is $17.71 US dollars per troy ounce (please see sites like kitco.comfor current silver price), the base value (BV) of a Finland 1 markka will be 0.0720 x 17.71 = $1.27. The value of silver changes every day, so be sure to look it up.
1 MARKKA DATED 1964 To 1968:
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV + $1 collector premium
fully uncirculated: BV + $4
Coin dated 1964 are a little more rare than other dates. Multiply the collector premium ??by 2.
For coins dated after 1968, values are quire low
1 MARKKA DATED 1969 TO 1993
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1