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2 euro FINLAND (2008) Declaration of Human Rights

2 euro 2008 Declaration of Human Rights - coins of Finland
2 euro 2008 Declaration of Human Rights - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the coin centre a concave shape of a heart; inside the heart a figure of a standing man; below with concave lettering: HUMAN RIGHTS; below the letter 'M' in HUMAN: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard); along the top edge with concave digits year of issue 2008; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded with concave inscription:
edge of 2 euro Finnish coins
(Finland in Finnish and Swedish as well as three lion heads)
issue date:
1 X 2008
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Tapio Kettunen (initial K after HUMAN on the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Rahapaja Oy Rahapaja Oy (The Mint), Vantaa (mint mark below letter 'G' in RIGHTS on the obverse)
mintage:
2008 1 447 900 mint mark + 20 000 in annual boxed sets
+ 9 600 in commemorative sets
interesting facts:
Finnish commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2008 promotes the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of announcing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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