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Finland 5 euro 2018. Kolya National Park

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Depth 2,8
Weight 9,8
Diameter (mm) 27,25
Mintage 15
Material bimetal
Edge of the coin (milling) smooth
Series Northern nature
Country Finland
Release date 2018
Quality UNC

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Finland. 5 euro 2018 year. "Finnish national landscape - Kolya" a new series of bimetallic coins "National landscapes of Finland."

"Finnish national landscape - Kolya" - the first coin of the new bimetallic series "National landscapes (landscapes of Finland)." The series includes 9 commemorative coins.

Interestingly, the species that appear on the coins, citizens of the country chose by open vote in the summer of 2017.

Kolya National Park (Finnish Kolin kansallispuisto) is a national park in Eastern Finland in the province of North Karelia, founded in 1991. The park is located on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, in the municipalities of Joensuu, Lieksa and Kontiolahti. The area of ​​the park is 30 km². The park is famous for the hill of Koli, which is its picturesque landscape center and gave the name to the whole park.

These places last decades are in demand for tourists and here really is what to look, and at all seasons.

The vegetation of the national park is rich and diverse. The slopes of the mountain range are covered with forests, in which lush grass grows. In the forests there are huge firs, aspens, pines and birches. In some forest corners of the national park, where climatic conditions are most favorable, linden grow. In the forests rich in herbs, there is a rare herbaceous calypso plant with the smell of vanilla. Also in the park grows orchis from the family of orchids. In forest communities, a perennial fern grows half a lunar. Meadow plants can be admired in summer, from July to August.

Flora and climate of the national park is perfect for animals. In the mixed forests there live squirrels-flying squirrels, martens, ermines, voles, hares, lynxes, moose and bears. There are also rare species, such as the black shrew, the forest lemming and the crested newt, which is endangered. In the northern part of the park, birds are common: wood grouse, black grouse, hazel grouse, osprey, blue-tailed goshawk and klushi. In the lake there are vendace, whitefish, pike and perch. The Koli National Park is home to invertebrates such as flat beetles Aradus laeviusculus and Bulgarica cana, which live only in Koli in Finland. Also there are more than 717 different kinds of butterflies.

Obverse: the map of Finland is depicted in the center of the coin and the denomination "5 €" is indicated; in the outer segment of the inscription: on the left - "2018" and "SUOMI", on the right - "FINLAND", at the bottom right - the sign of the Finnish mint, at the bottom left of the author of the coin project.

Reverse: the part of the photo of the famous Finnish photographer Juha-Pekka Järvenpäj - a view from the Koli hills to Lake Pielinen is presented.

Issue date March 19, 2018