Talk:Finnish markka

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I find it funny that the English name mark is not mentioned at all in the English Wikipedia. We sure used it in the English classes in my childhood. Was it never widely used in official contexts in the UK or in the USA? – Jippe 16:22, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

The international banks and other financial organisations used FIM - Finnish markka, not mark. Check the external links. --Pudeo 19:01, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, thank you very much. I still think it's noteworthy that dictionaries used mark. I guess I'll leave it for others to decide whether and in which form that piece of information should be added. – Jippe 20:45, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, according to various sources, indeed the real ISO code "FIM" refers to Finnish Markka [1], [2], [3] --Pudeo 17:32, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
It is possible that the use has changed. "Finnish Markka" may be a name used only the last 20 years, without Internet noticing the old practise. --LPfi (talk) 12:00, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

ISO code?[edit]

What is the ISO code for the old (pre-1963) mark? It can't be FIM, since that exclusively refers to the post-1963 mark... (Stefan2 21:34, 29 August 2007 (UTC))

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:38, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


Since when was penni shortened to postifx "pl"? I am a native Finn and lived here for my whole life. I have used the markka from the early 1980s (when I was old enough to own money) right up to its end and have never seen penni shortened to "pl", it was always "p". There isn't even a letter "l" in the word penni FCOL! JIP | Talk 16:22, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Use pictures of banknotes in WikiMedia Commons?[edit]

There seems to be pictures of banknotes of the Finnish markka at WikiMedia Commons. At least the German article de:Finnische Mark uses them. Seeing as the pictures are already at WikiMedia Commons, should the English Wikipedia article about the Finnish markka use them as well? JIP | Talk 21:39, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Obverse and reverse reversed[edit]

The table and images in the banknotes section have the terms 'obverse' and 'reverse' referring to wrong sides of the notes. The obverse or 'front' side of the banknotes is the side that features the face of the person depicted in the note, while the reverse sides depict the landscapes and swans. (talk) 15:29, 6 December 2012 (UTC)