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Announced issue: The 100th Anniversary of the birth of author and artist Tove Jansson

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Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Tove Jansson's portrait. Under the portrait the signature "Tove Jansson" and the years "1914-2001". At the left the indication of the issuing country "FI". At the right the year of issuance "2014" and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 1,5 million coins
Date of issue: June/July 2014
Official Journal: C163 28.05.2014

 

Announced issue: The 100th Anniversary of the birth of author and artist Tove

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Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Tove Jansson's portrait. Under the portrait the signature "Tove Jansson" and the years "1914-2001". At the left the indication of the issuing country "FI". At the right the year of issuance "2014" and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins
Date of issue: June/July 2014
Official Journal: C163 28.05.2014

 

The 125th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize winning author F. E. SILLANPÄÄ

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Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Sillanpää's portrait. At the top, in semi-circle, the words ‘F. E. SILLANPÄÄ’. At the left, the year ‘1888’ and the mint mark. At the right, the year ‘1964’, the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the year of issuance ‘2013’.
Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins
Date of issue: November 2013
Official Journal: C 366/10 14.12.2013

 

The 150th Anniversary of Parliament of 1863 when regular Parliament sessions started in Finland

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Description: The 2-euro commemorative coin is depicted with the year 1863 and a shoot growing out of it symbolising the start of democracy and Finland’s development. In semicircle, at the bottom, the name of the issuing country ‘SUOMI FINLAND’ with the two words separated by the mint mark, and the year ‘2013’.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins 
Date of issue: September 2013
Official Journal: C 363/7 13.12.2013

 

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist Helene SCHJERFBECK

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Description: The design shows a stylised self portrait of the artist with the text Helene SCHJERFBECK on the left and the yearmarks 1862-1946 on the right. Left on the lower side of the coin are the yearmark 2012 and the country's reference FI. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Date of issue: September
Official Journal: C231 02.08.2012.

 

All euro-area countries

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

The 200th anniversary of the Bank of Finland

Click here to enlarge the imageThe design celebrates the 200th anniversary of Bank of Finland, and it has been adopted from the golden collector coin “Bank of Finland 200 years”, which was published in May 2011. The designer of the coin is Hannu Veijalainen.

Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins
Official Journal: C 291 04.10.2011, p.3. 

Currency Decree of 1860 granting Finland the right to issue banknotes and coins

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The design shows a stylised lion figure from the coat of arms of Finland on the left side and a set of numbers on the right side symbolising coin values. At the bottom it shows the indication of the issuing country reference ’FI’.
Official Journal: C256 23.09.2010, p.4

 

200th anniversary of the first Diet of Finland

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The coin commemorates the Porvoo Diet of 1809, which gave birth to the Grand Duchy of Finland and was the beginning of the autonomous government. The coin depicts the cathedral of Porvoo, where the opening ceremony took place in connection with a religious festivity.

Issuing volume: 1.6 million coins
Official Journal:
C227 22.09.2009, p.4 

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The inner part of the coin shows a human figure seen through a heart-shaped hole in a stone wall. The text ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ is inscribed under the heart. The year mark ‘2008’ is engraved above the heart. The indication of the issuing country ‘FI’, the letter ‘K’ (initial of the artist Tapio Kettunen) and the mintmark appear at the bottom of the design.

Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins
Official Journal: C246 27.09.2008, p.9

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

90th anniversary of the declaration of independence

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This coin was issued on the occasion of the 90-year anniversary of the Finnish declaration of independence, adopted by the Parliament of Finland on 6 December 1917, which ended Finland’s status as an autonomous Russian Grand Duchy. The coin shows nine rowers with long oars in a boat, together with the dates 2007 (top) and 1917 (bottom).

Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Official Journal: C289 01.12.2007, p.10

 

50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome

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The coin shows the treaty with the signatures of the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving – designed by Michelangelo – of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957, giving birth to the modern-day European Union.

Total euro area issuing volume: 90 million coins
Official Journal: C065 21.03.2007, p.3

 

100 years of universal and equal suffrage in Finland

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The central part of the coin shows two faces – one male, one female; one upright, one inverted – to commemorate the granting of equal suffrage to women in Finland in 1906, which at the same time became the first country to allow women to also stand for election.

Issuing volume: 2.5 million coins
Official Journal: C248 14.10.2006, p.2

 

60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and 50th anniversary of Finland’s membership

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Depicted in the centre of the coin are parts of a jigsaw puzzle showing a dove of peace, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and the 50th anniversary of Finland becoming a member.

Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Official Journal: C244 04.10.2005, p.4

 

Enlargement of the European Union to ten new Member States

Click here to enlarge the imageThe coin features a stylised pillar, from the top of which new leaves grow upwards, representing the enlargement of the European Union in 2004.

Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Official Journal: C243 30.09.2004, p.3 

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