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2 euro FINLAND (2013) Frans Eemil Sillanpää

2 euro 2013 Frans Eemil Sillanpää - coins of Finland
2 euro 2013 Frans Eemil Sillanpää - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the coin centre the head of the Finnish writer facing slightly right separates dates with concave numerals: 1888 / 1964; above the 1964 date vertically upwards year of issue: 2013; below the 1964 date letters: FI (code for Finland in the ISO 3166-2 standard); along the top edge with concave lettering: F. E. SILLANPÄÄ; background of the core rough; 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:
4 XI 2013
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Reijo Paavilainen, 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 below date 1888 on the obverse)
mintage:
2013 1 500 000 mint mark
interesting facts:
Finnish commemorative coin of 2 euros from 2013 commemorates the 125th anniversary of birth of eminent Finnish writer Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888-1964). Sillanpää was writing realistic novels about the life of the Finnish countryside in accordance with the Finnish nature. For the whole of his existing works he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939.

Frans Eemil Sillanpää
last update: 19 VII 2015

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