Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finland 2 euro 2009 - Year 1809

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Celebration of the year 1809"

The Finnish Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a commemorative two-euro coin in celebration of the year 1809, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the founding of Central Governmental Institutions in Finland.

The design of the coin reflects the first Diet of Finland assembled in the town of Porvoo in March 1809. On the obverse (national) side of the coin is the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral with stylised numbers 1809 above. The country emblem FI is on the left side and year mark 2009 on the right side of the coin. The coin has been designed by the sculptor Reijo Paavilainen.

The commemorative coins will be issued in October 2009. A total of 1,6 million coins will be struck. They are legal tender in all euro area countries.

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

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