Stefan Proynov: Error coin expert for Europe – finland 1949 5 markkaa suomen tasavalta mint error
Here we see a coin with a cracked die on the reverse.
The tracks are visible from both sides.
Although a mass minted coin there are few known of this type.
When the matrix cracks, a depth remains in it, into which the metal enters upon impact.
Stefan Proynov: Error coin expert for Europe – this finland 1949 5 markkaa suomen tasavalta coin is in very good condition and rare because there are few famous ones in the world, only a few are known to us.
WWC number KM# 31a
Denomination 5 marks
Period Republic of Finland (Suomi) (1918 – 1962)
Coin type Coins in circulation
Edge Type Serrated
Orientation Medal (0°)
Weight (gr.) 4.5
Diameter (mm) 23
Thickness (mm) 1.7
1949 H 11,014,000
It is the most mass-produced of this ip and the most common, but they are all high quality and mint errors are rare.
So far they have been found with small defects, but here we see a coin which suggests that the die was cracked and probably replaced.
Source: Mint Error News