The Mint of Finland is now accepting orders for its 2016 silver Proof coins commemorating “Finnish work.” The coin is available in three versions: a 10-gram piece with a mintage limit of 10,000 units for € 38; a 25.5-gram issue with a mintage limit of 5,000 for € 61, and a numbered 25.5-gram coin in a glass case for € 100, which also has a mintage limited to 5,000 units.
The coin’s reverse features a representation of a human fingerprint, which represents the personal impact each worker makes on the object of their labor. Inscribed in the field are SUOMALAINEN TYÖ (“Finnish work” in Finnish), FINLÄNDSKT ARBETE (“Finnish work” in Swedish), and 10 €.
The obverse features an image of a tree growing from a landscape fashioned with finger-print patterns, representing the fruition of invested labor. Inscribed at the top of the design is SUOMI (Finnish for “Finland”) and FINLAND.
The coins have been designed by Sauli Suomela and are due for release on September 1. The smaller, 10 € coin is composed of 50% silver, while the larger 20 € issues are made of 92.5% silver. For more information on the 2016 “Finnish Work” Silver Proof Coins, please visit the Web site of the Mint of Finland.