One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(until the introduction of the euro in 2002) a monetary unit of Finland, equal to one hundredth of a markka.
- ‘The Bank of Finland will continue to accept all markka and penni coins that were in use just prior to the introduction of the euro and annulled following the euro changeover on 1 March 2002, commemorative coins minted after 1985 and all post-Second World War markka banknotes.’
- ‘The Finnish currency is the markka (abbreviated as FIM), which is divided into 100 penniä.’
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