The Bank of Finland is authorised by the European Central Bank (ECB) to put the requisite banknotes and coins into circulation in Finland.
Euro banknotes and coins have been issued since 1 January 2002. National markka banknotes and coins lost their legal tender status in Finland on 1 March 2002.
The euro banknote series consists of seven denominations. The sizes of the euro banknotes vary ac-cording to their value in that the higher the value, the bigger the banknote. The banknotes, which are common to all euro area countries, have been designed by Robert Kalina from the Central Bank of Aus-tria, and portray architectural styles in different periods of European cultural history.
The banknotes, their sizes and colours, as well as the architectural styles of their pictorial designs are as follows:
The value/number of euro banknotes issued by the Bank of Finland amounted to EUR 10 466,3 million / 235,5 million notes as at 31.12.2010