January 11, 2018 – A collector coin has been released in honour of Finland’s 100th Independence Day on 6 December 2017. The obverse of the coin features an extract of Finland’s declaration of independence in Finnish and Swedish. The reverse of the collector coin depicts the Art Nouveau building known as the Heimola Building, which used to stand at the end of Kluuvikatu (Yliopistokatu 5) in Helsinki. The Heimola Building housed Finland’s Parliament in 1911-1931. On 6 December 1917, the Finnish Parliament convened in the Heimola Building to approve Finland’s declaration of independence.
Finland / 20 Euros / Silver .925 / 25.5g / 38.6mm / Design: Ilkka Suppanen / Mintage: 2017.
The collector coin is a part of the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centennial of Finland’s independence. In honour of the centennial of Finland’s independence, the mintage of the Finland’s Independence 6 December 1917 collector coin will be 2017 pieces. The commemorative coin will be minted in silver, with a nominal value of EUR 20. The coin is designed by architect and designer Ilkka Suppanen.
The collector coin’s nominal value, design and specifications will be confirmed in a decree issued by the Ministry of Finance.
The silver coins manufactured in Mint of Finland’s Vantaa factory bear the Key Flag Symbol of Finnish Origin issued by the Association for Finnish Work.
More information on this release and the entire series can be obtained from the website of the Mint of Finland.
To learn more about the Finland 100 programme, click here.
CoinsWeekly recently informed you about Finish circulating commemorative coins marking 100 years of independence.
And many facts about the country are gathered in the relevant Wikipedia Finland Portal.
And an intriguing 1917-2017 timetable can be found here.