Saturday, January 12, 2013

Finland 10 euro 2012 - Arvo Ylppö

New silver collectors issue:

"Arvo Ylppö"

For Arvo Ylppö (1887-1992), children always came first. The coin celebrating the distinguished physician, who always worked for the future of families, reminds us of the importance of medicine and health care. The coin commemorating Finnish health pays tribute to a persistent visionary, who understood the significance of freely and equally available health care.

The coin designed by Reijo Paavilainen is heavy with symbolism and uses colour in an interesting and playful manner. The obverse depicts Lastenlinna hospital, where Arvo Ylppö worked for 43 years as chief physician. He spent his long life working for the welfare of the Finnish people. As a token of gratitude, the names of children inscribed on the coin spell the word "kiitos", "thank you" in Finnish.

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Material: Silver 925
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 25.50 g
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen
BU mintage: 20 000
Proof mintage: 20 000

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

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