Finland 1865-S 2 markkaa

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Steve Album sale 27, lot 1295
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This specimen was lot 1295 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $230. The catalog description[1] noted, "FINLAND: Alexander II, 1855-1881, AR 2 markkaa, 1865. Initial S, prooflike, Choice EF." This is the first and most common date of a type struck 1865-67 and 1870.

Recorded mintage: 203,000.

Specification: 10.36 g, .868 fine silver, 27.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 7.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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