Quick facts for kidsFinnish markka
|Suomen markka (Finnish)
finsk mark (Swedish)
|ISO 4217 Code||FIM|
|Since||14 October 1996|
|Fixed rate since||31 December 1998|
|Replaced by €, non cash||1 January 1999|
|Replaced by €, cash||1 January 2002|
|€ =||5.94573 mk|
|Plural||markkaa (Finnish partitive sg.)
|penni||penniä (Finnish partitive sg.)
|Freq. used||10 p, 50 p, 1 mk, 5 mk, 10 mk|
|Rarely used||1 p (until 1979), 5 p and 20 p (until 1990)|
|Freq. used||10 mk, 20 mk, 50 mk, 100 mk, 500 mk|
|Rarely used||1000 mk|
|This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.|
The Finnish markka, also known as the Suomen markka, or simply markka, was the currency in Finland before Finland started to use Euro. Markka's abbreviation was mk and internationally FIM. There were 100 pennies, (penni, p), to each markka. There were also coupons.
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20-markka banknote issued in 1862 for the Grand Duchy of Finland. The banknote's obverse depicts the coat of arms of Finland on a Russian double-headed eagle, and was personally signed by the director and the cashier of the Bank of Finland. The text on the obverse is in Swedish, whereas the reverse is primarily in Russian and Finnish.
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