"100th anniversary of the birth of Tapio Wirkkala"
Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. He designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1955. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media.
(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images taken from the Mint of Finland)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)
Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28.5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Aimo Katajamäki
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 10,000 (10€)
Issue date: 1st september
LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland