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2 euro FINLAND (2012) 10 Years of Euro in Circulation

2 euro 2012 - 10 Years of Euro in Circulation - coins of Finland
2 euro 2012 - 10 Years of Euro in Circulation - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre a concave symbol of the euro currency inscribed into a globe; around the globe several simplified pictographs symbolising society and industry; along the top edge: SUOMI FINLAND (Finland in Finnish and Swedish); along the bottom edge dates 2002 2012; 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:
2 I 2012
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Helmut Andexlinger (concave initials A.H. on the globe surface above the date 2002 on the obverse), 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 before SUOMI on the obverse)
mintage:
2012 1 475 000 mint mark + 10 000 in annual boxed sets
interesting facts:
On January 1st, 1999 euro [EUR] became an official (although virtual) currency in 11 countries of the European Union. The first coins were minted already in 1999, but real money entered circulation only on January 1, 2002. In the competition for an obverse design commemorating this fact, the proposal of Helmut Andexlinger from Austrian Mint has won. All of the euro-zone countries issued coins with the same obverse motif. Let's meet defeated finalists of the voting for the best commemorative design.

The final designs of 2 euro commemorative coin from 2012
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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