Finland: Jean Sibelius Gold and Silver Collector Coins

The Mint of Finland has started accepting advance orders for gold and silver coins issued in honor of Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer whose music played an important role in the formation of Finnish national identity. Sibelius has previously been featured on the Finnish 100 mark bill as well as gold and silver commemorative coins […]

Finland: 2014 First Mark and Numismatics Gold Coin

Today, the Mint of Finland has released their first and only gold coin of the year as a tribute to the birth of Finland’s national currency and an homage to numismatists. The design of the new gold coin features elements from the first silver Finnish mark minted in 1864. The original silver mark, which can […]

Finland 2014 Tove Jansson 10 & 20 Euro Silver Proof Coins

The Mint of Finland has recently released silver proof coins celebrateing Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator, and comic strip author. She is best known for her Moomin children’s books and received the Han Christian Andersen Medal in 1966, which is the highest recognition available for a writer or illustrator of children’s books. […]

Finland 2013 The Diet of 1863 €100 Gold Coin

The Mint of Finland has issued a new gold coin to commemorate the dawn of the period of illumination, which began in the year 1863 with the regular meetings of the Diet. Since that year Finns established opportunities to influence their country’s affairs and development. The reverse design of the coin features a crown and […]

Finland 2013 Multicultural Society €20 Silver Coin

The Mint of Finland has released the latest coin in their Ethical Collector series, which carries themes related to topical issues and phenomena of the moment. The latest coin is launched in celebration of multiculturalism. The coin was designed by Hannu Veijalainen, who was the winner of the design competition. The obverse of the coin […]

New Releases from the Mint of Finland

This post will highlight two recent releases from the Mint of Finland. The first coin is issued for the Eurostar Programme under which member countries coordinate to issue coins celebrating aspects of European identity for a different theme each year. This year’s theme is European writers. Finland’s contribution to the program features F.E. Sillanpään, one […]