Obverse: Portrait of Elias Lönnrot (9 April 1802 – 19 March 1884), Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.
Reverse: Punkaharju Resort is a famous for its beautiful ridge area that is known as a national landscape of Finland.
The last design series of the Finnish markka, designed in the 1980s by Finnish designers Torsten Ekströmin (obverse) and Erik Bruunin (reverse) and issued in 1986.
Watermark: Elias Lönnrot. Latent image at upper right.
Prevailing colour - Red; Size: 142 mm x 69 mm.
Printed by Bank of Finland Security Printing House.
Finnish banknotes - Finland paper money