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2 euro FINLAND (2011) 200 Years of Central Bank

2 euro 2011 - 200 Years of Central Bank - coins of Finland
2 euro 2011 - 200 Years of Central Bank - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the coin centre part of a flying whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) seen from below; below the date: 1811; on the left year of issue 2011; below the wing tip letters: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard); 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:
I7 X 2011
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Hannu Veijalainen, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark Suomen Rahapaja Oy Suomen Rahapaja Oy (The Mint of Finland), Vantaa (mint mark over the lowest star on the bottom of the obverse)
mintage:
2011 1 560 000 mint mark + 15 000 in annual boxed sets
interesting facts:
Russia cared stategically about their territory of the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. By removing Swedes from Finland in 1808 Russians made virtually impossible any Swedish attack to the nearby capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. In 1811 Tsar Alexander I issued a decree founding in the capital of Finland, Turku a credit union called Waihetus- Laina- ja Depositioni-Contorin. Finns have converted this institution into the National Bank of Finland, which was gradually taking over typical duties of the central bank. Finnish commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2011, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Waihetus- Laina- ja Depositioni-Contorin.
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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