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Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:40:14 PM »
This year's commemorative 2 coin from Finland - seems there will be just this one - is about the 1919 Constitution Act. The somewhat plain design is the same that the mint used for the 100 gold coin issued on the same occasion: It symbolizes the separation of powers (trias politica) - a legislative, an executive, and a judiciary power. Mintage 500,000 ...

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 10:36:55 PM »
Seems that the 2 commem has not been issued so far. The designer of the coin (and of the 100 piece) is Dario Vidal; this is his website:
Competences and awards / The 100 coin design

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 06:28:52 PM »
Still no decision...

From todays MoF announcement:

No new collector coins will be minted in 2019. The Ministry of Finance will issue a separate announcement if it decides to place any other collector coin products on the market before the end of the year (including the Constitution Act of Finland 1919 commemorative coin).

Full press release here:  Finnish collector coins contract awarded to Nordic Moneta - Article -

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 06:52:38 PM »
Thanks for the update! Nordic Moneta is part of Samlerhuset, right?

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 06:53:25 PM »
It seems that the Constitution Act commemoratives minted for circulation have been released. I have seen several reports of Finnish collectors who got them in their change. Whether coins will also be sold directly to collectors and dealers remains unknown. It is possible that just like in 2004, this commemorative too will only be released in circulation mixed in rolls with circulated coins.
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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 07:06:19 PM »
Interesting! Nordic Moneta is indeed one of the companies that are part of the Samlerhuset Group, which owns the Mint of Norway. It has also close ties to Tower Mint. Apparently they only won the tender for the collectors coins.

According to a member of another forum the tender for the production of the Finnish circulation coins and commemoratives was awarded to Mint of Finland.
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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »
It is possible that just like in 2004, this commemorative too will only be released in circulation mixed in rolls with circulated coins.

Oh, that's going to be ''fun'' for folks still collecting the 2 coins.
Back when I was still collecting the 2cc I bought the finnish 2004 from a dealer for 7. Back then, I thought it was a rip-off (and yet, I bought it anyway  ;D). Boy, was I wrong.  :o

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 05:36:40 PM »
Well, seems thisone have same distribution...
Thisone is from circulation.

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 07:33:52 AM »
Congratulations, Rasmus. Finland has become unexpectedly difficult to collect from circulation. In particular the period 2007-2010 (2 series) is almost completely missing from my collection. I got two commemorative double euros by happy coincidence and they are not from circulation and that's all. With a population of just over 5 million (roughly about a quarter of the Netherlands) you would expect small mintage runs and its geographic isolation plays a role also, I suppose, but I see more Cyprus than Finland in the Paris area. I like the Baltic countries and go there whenever I can, but even there, I see few if any Finnish coins. Maybe it's different if you live there.

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 12:34:35 PM »
I have been searching ever since the first commemorative was issued 15 years ago. Never found a single commemorative 2 euro of Finland despite checking ten thousands of 2 euro coins over the years. A very disappointing country.

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 12:55:16 PM »
A very disappointing country.

... as far as getting 2 commems from circulation is concerned. ;)  Design wise they have had quite a few really intriguing pieces, both markka and euro issues.

Side note: The way the three powers (or spots) are arranged vaguely reminds of the shape of Finland on a map. Not sure whether that is something I "read into" the piece, knowing where it comes from, or whether the designer meant it that way.

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 07:18:03 PM »
Ahh, unfortunately I wasn't person who picked this  8), I just got it from local flea market dealer...

But I have found here Estonian, Finnish and German commemoratives, so some of them are in circulation.
For ordinary Finnish coins, there lot of them in circulation here, even 1 cent coins.

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 09:22:23 PM »
Side note: The way the three powers (or spots) are arranged vaguely reminds of the shape of Finland on a map. Not sure whether that is something I "read into" the piece, knowing where it comes from, or whether the designer meant it that way.

Three merged soap bubbles on a wet, flat surface. My grandchildren create them regularly as they turn the whole bathroom into their bath. ::)

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Re: Finland 2019: The 1919 Constitution Act
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2019, 09:58:28 PM »
Yeah, could well be my crazy imagination. Then again, remember this Dutch collector coin? ;)

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