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2 euro FINLAND (2012) Helene Schjerfbeck

2 euro 2012 Helene Schjerfbeck - coins of Finland
2 euro 2012 Helene Schjerfbeck - 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 self-portrait of Finnish painter facing slightly left; on the left vertically: HELENE SCHJERFBECK; below letters: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard) and year of issue 2012; on the right vertically dates: 1862-1946; 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:
5 X 2012
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Erja Tielinen (initial T at the left edge of the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Suomen Rahapaja Oy Suomen Rahapaja Oy (The Mint of Finland), Vantaa (mint mark after 1946 on the obverse)
mintage:
2012 1 987 000 mint mark
interesting facts:
This commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2012 commemorates the 150th anniversary of birth of brilliant Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946). Significant part of her work was painting self-portraits initially in style of Naturalism and later in Expressionism. 36 self-portraits coming from different stages of Schjerfbeck's life were preserved.

Self-portrait of Helene Schjerfbeck from 1937, which can be viewed in the Museum of Modern Arts in Stockholm, Sweden.

Self-portrait of Helene Schjerfbeck
photo: Moderna Museet, Stockholm
last update: 12 VIII 2013

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