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Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« on: December 13, 2016, 12:30:39 PM »
In 2017, Finland is going to issue a 2 euro coin to commemorate its 100th anniversary of independence. The coin has a mosaic design with the more sparsely set pieces on the right cartographic likeness of Finland. The coin will be issued in May 2017. 2,5 million pieces will be produced.



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Re: Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 02:37:33 PM »
OMG  :o :o :o

What a MAS TER PIE CE


Love it  :)
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Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 03:31:41 PM »
Looks very much like the designs of €5 collector coins Finland had issued in 2012 with the theme 'Nordic Nature'...





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Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 05:21:14 AM »
The 100th anniversary of independence commemorative is expected to be issued on June 1st.

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Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:11:51 AM »
The first strike ceremony took place on May 16th. The event was attended by Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen and Mint of Finland CEO Jonne Hankimaa. Here are couple of photos from the ceremony. :) (Source)

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Re: Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 03:18:50 PM »
A big anniversary and typically Finnish boring design.

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Re: Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 04:49:24 PM »
Guess they did not want to have a simple map (of Finland) on a coin that already has a map (of Europe) on the other side. ;) They could have picked the official logo but that is not thrilling either ...

"The national side of the special coin is the work of designer Simon Örnberg. The special coin features a mosaic forming the cartographic image of Finland. According to Örnberg, this represents Finland as an increasingly open society integrated and networked with the surrounding world." (Source)

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Re: Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 05:04:28 PM »
It's rather disappointing that Finnish design has come to this. It's no so many years ago that Finnish coins were held in high esteem for their design. Now, recently Bimat has been complaining that all their sport commemorative coin designs look similar. Finland even produced a design in recent years that looked like a copy of the Canadian Loonie design.

Come on, Finland! You can do better than this. Have a look at the UK's commemorative coins of the 21st century: there you find the good, the bad, the ugly; the staid, the excellent; the old-fashioned and the ultra-modern. It looks as if Finland is just too afraid to experiment these days.

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Re: Finland 2017: 100th anniversary of independence
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 01:17:02 AM »
It's rather disappointing that Finnish design has come to this. It's no so many years ago that Finnish coins were held in high esteem for their design. Now, recently Bimat has been complaining that all their sport commemorative coin designs look similar.

Well, those sports pieces were collector coins, not commemorative coins like this one. And of course collector coins give the designer more room, quite literally. With a €2 commem you are limited to one side, minus the ring of stars. In my opinion they have had quite a few good collector coin designs - Sillanpää 2013, Multiculturalism 2013, or Kallela 2015 (in that case I also like the €2 version) ... Now this year's Mother's Day coin, umm. ;)

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