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Offline Angus

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What is happening in Finland?
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:43:44 AM »
Was just directed to this page: Issuing programme - Mint of Finland

It seems that the Ministry of Finance's current contract with the Mint of Finland expired at the end of 2018 but they're not even tendering for a new contract until the end of August this year, which doesn't give much time to get the coins out during the rest of the year.  It describes the Ministry as the competent authority, not sure that is the right word.

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Re: What is happening in Finland?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 10:06:54 AM »
Yes strange things happening although I do not believe foreign mints have any chance of winning the tender.

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Re: What is happening in Finland?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 10:22:06 AM »
Does indeed not sound very "smooth" to me. But they probably do not need make any new circulation coins these days anyway, apart from the special pieces for collectors maybe

From what I have read, there will still be collector coins this year. At emuenzen.de this link to a design competition (in Finnish only) was posted last month; here is Google's translation into English. And that gold coin will apparently be produced by the Mint of Finland.

(Side note: the language abbreviation "En" on a page in Finnish apparently translates to "I do not". :) )

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Re: What is happening in Finland?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 02:23:25 PM »
It describes the Ministry as the competent authority, not sure that is the right word.

Competent here is not standard English but bureaucratese.
It does not indicate any competence but indicates that Ministry alone is authorised to award this work.