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  • Finland (1999 » 2017)
  • ISSUE DATE : 01-01-1999
  • DESIGNER : Pertti Makinen
  • DIAMETER : 25,75mm
  • WEIGHT : 8,5 grams
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Two flying swans

Edited by tiko165
02-09-2016 the 15:56

The Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) is a large Northern Hemisphere swan.

It is a pure white, wild swan that features in Finnish folklore and culture, from the Kalevala folk epic to the works of composer Jean Sibelius. During the early 20th century the numbers of whooper swans in the wild declined steeply, until by the 1950s fewer than twenty pairs bred in Finland. 

The swans have since recovered after being successfully spotlighted as a figurehead species for Finland’s nascent nature conservation movement; and today Finland is home to about 6,000 whoopers. Many products in Finland’s stores bear a flying swan logo from a Nordic environmental labelling scheme, or a swimming swan logo signifying food produced in Finland.



Issued coins

1999: 16.210.000 2000: 36.639.000 2001: 13.862.000 2002: 14.114.000 2003: 790.000 2004: 5.529.000 2005: 7.935.000 2006: 1.705.000 2007: 1.000.000 2008: 1.000.000 2009: 1.000.000 2010: 800.000 2011: 800.000 2012: 800.000 2013: 400.000 2014: 200.000 2015: 200.000 2016: No data 2017: No data