FIN 2013 - 11
5 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Ostrobothnia, from the series Provincial Buildings.
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|Face value||5 euro|
|Designer||Petri Neuvonen e Nora Tapper|
The Provincial Buildings coin series depicts prominent buildings from each of the nine provinces of Finland.
Ostrobothnia is one of nine historical provinces in Finland.
On the reverse side of the coin there is the historical province's coat of arms and the face value, 5 EURO.
An Ostrobothnian house – a familiar sight to all Finnish people – adorns the coin of Ostrobothnia.
Ostrobothnians are represented by a familiar sight on this commemorative coin. Houses in Ostrobothnia were traditionally erected to an imposing height and painted red. A family's house was modified according to their situation, with extensions and new rooms being added as the family grew.
Ostrobothnian houses are considered to represent the pinnacle of folk architecture, and some even see classical and renaissance influences in them.
There are nine historical provinces in Finland: Åland, Tavastia, Karelia, Lapland, Ostrobothnia, Satakunta, Savo, Uusimaa and Finland Proper.