February 2, 2012 – The Mint of Finland and the Ministry of Finance are to issue a new 10 euro collector coin commemorating Henrik Wigström (1862-1923). The Finnish workmaster led the manufacture of the most significant Fabergé pieces and the year 2012 marks also his 150th anniversary.
With the Henrik Wigström and European Artists collector coin, Finland is participating in the European Silver Star collector coin programme, which is organised by mints from around Europe. The theme of the European Silver Star programme for the year 2012 will be European artists. Since 2004, several countries in Europe have participated in the programme by issuing coins under a unified theme.
The Henrik Wigström and European Artists collector coins will be launched on 3 February 2012 at the World Money Fair in Berlin.
To read more about the historical background, please take a look at this article.
To visit the website of the Mint of Finland, please click here.
And if you have not informed yourself yet on the World Money Fair in Berlin, just read this article!