Finnish Collector Coin of Numismatic

Collector coin in honour of Finnish numismatic art (5 December 2003) In accordance with a decree by the Finnish Ministry of Finance, Mint of Finland is issuing a gold-and-silver collector coin in honour of Finnish numismatic art, with the face value of 50 euros. The coin is part of the Finnish Art and Design collector coin series.

The collector coin was designed by sculptor Matti Peltokangas. The coin weighs 12.8 g and has a diameter of 27.25 mm. The central portion of the bimetallic coin is 75% gold, and the outer ring is 92.5% silver. The mintage is limited to 20,000 coins. “Mint of Finland has strengthened its reputation as a pioneer in minting by being the first company in the world to issue a bimetallic euro coin made of real gold and silver. The coin, in honour of Finnish numismatic art, continues the Finnish Art and Design series, whose first coin was the Sibelius coin issued in 1999.

Entries were solicited for a competition to design the coin, and the winner was sculptor Matti Peltokangas. The snowflake on the obverse and reverse of the coin represents the northern location of the country. The pearl border around the gold and-silver coin is based on Finnish coin tradition; a similar border was used on, for example, the 1926 gold marks.

Availability & Pricing
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Mintage Face Value Diameter Weight Metal Quality
Euro mms. Grams Grade
20.000 50 27.25 12.8 Silver & Gold Proof