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Euro coins => Commemorative 2 euro coins => Topic started by: Bimat on January 21, 2015, 03:29:05 PM

Title: Finland 2015: Jean Sibelius
Post by: Bimat on January 21, 2015, 03:29:05 PM
This year's first Finnish €2 commemorative will be issued on February 18. It commemorates 150th birth anniversary of Jean Sibelius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Sibelius). The design is same as €10 and gold €100 collector coins already issued with the same theme...

Aditya
Title: Re: Finland 2015: Jean Sibelius
Post by: chrisild on January 21, 2015, 04:35:17 PM
In case anybody wonders what is depicted (many Finnish coins have "non-obvious but intriguing" designs ;) ), here is some info based on what the mint says: The coin depicts the starry sky of Ainola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainola) and a copse of pine trees, among which Sibelius was often seen lost in thought.

Christian
Title: Re: Finland 2015: Jean Sibelius
Post by: Miner on January 21, 2015, 05:37:46 PM
... and a copse of pine trees, among which Sibelius was often seen lost in thought.
it's more interesting than just a portrait
(http://savepic.org/6804330.jpg)
Title: Re: Finland 2015: Jean Sibelius
Post by: Figleaf on January 21, 2015, 08:38:34 PM
I agree. A very interesting attempt to capture the man's thoughts, rather than the umpteenth portrait. I wish it would be less necessary to have an explanation, but I am happy they tried something a bit more complicated and less obvious.

Peter