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Offline a3v1

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New Finnish 2 commemorative
« on: September 14, 2007, 03:32:27 PM »
The Financial Ministry of Finland have unveiled a picture of another 2 ? commemorative, to be issued next December on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Finnish independence.
The design is by Reijo Paavilainen, and is titled "Common Rhythm".
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Re: New Finnish 2 commemorative
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 01:35:32 PM »
A3v1,that's a very nice design that is very reflective of Finland's history as an independent state,& that its culture is very distinctive within Scandinavia.

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Re: New Finnish 2 commemorative
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 04:46:05 PM »
This we can read on the Internet site of de Finnish Bank about this nice coin:

The 90th anniversary of Finland's independence will be celebrated in December this year. The Bank of Finland will be releasing two million commemorative two-euro coins shortly before the event.

The coin was designed by the sculptor Reijo Paavilainen. The obverse side shows nine people rowing a boat with long oars, with the year 1917 above and the year 2007 below, and the national code FI to the right. The reverse side of the coin is the same as the reverse side of the ordinary coin.

A total of two million of the new commemorative coins will be struck. The Bank of Finland will issue a batch of one million through normal currency supply channels as change, while the remaining one million will be issued through Finnish commercial banks as wholesale deliveries.

Euro area countries are allowed to change the design on the national side of the two-euro coin to commemorate significant events and people. This is the fifth commemorative two-euro coin issued by Finland. The first one was issued in summer 2004 to celebrate the EU enlargement, the second in autumn 2005 for the 60th anniversary of the United Nations and 50 years of Finnish membership and the third in October 2006 to celebrate 100 years of universal suffrage in Finland; the fourth was the coin issued by all euro area countries in March 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The commemorative coins are legal tender in all euro area countries.

Special commemorative five-euro and 100-euro coins will also be struck.

source: http://www.vm.fi/vm/en/03_press_releases_and_speeches/01_press_releases/20070914Commem/name.jsp

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Re: New Finnish 2 commemorative
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 11:57:31 AM »
Nothing on the design, so I'll give it a try.

The theme "common rhythm" is reflected by an image reminiscent of a Drakkar; the distinctive bow is followed by a rhythmic design of three times three rowers and a large rudder. The rowers' oars are dipped in symbolic waves, forming their own rhythm. The oars are perfectly parallel and there is the core of the message: the ship can only be moved efficiently when the rowers move efficiently. The rowers are free men and out of their own free will they have decided to cooperate. The strong will hold back to accommodate the weak and the weak are determined to keep up with the strong.

The results of the cooperation are amazing. Modern calculations have shown that Athenians, rowing comparable ships, were able to keep up speed higher and longer than today's Olympic champions. Moreover, the habit of free men rowing boats in harmony is widely credited with being the cradle of the idea of democracy. Obviously, the rowers represent the member-states of the European Union, who have had the foresight to surrender some of their sovereignty in order to man a much faster, mightier boat that fosters a powerful idea.

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Re: New Finnish 2 commemorative
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 11:13:28 PM »
The Financial Ministry of Finland have unveiled a picture of another 2 ? commemorative, to be issued next December on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Finnish independence.
The design is by Reijo Paavilainen, and is titled "Common Rhythm".
Regards,
a3v1 

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Re: New Finnish 2 commemorative
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 01:27:58 AM »
Congratulations, dj.

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