June 16, 2016 – Mint of Finland has released the Presidents of Finland collector coin series by decision of the Ministry of Finance. The first collector coin in the series pays tribute to Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg, the first President of Finland (1919-1925). The coin was released on May 3, 2016. The nominal value of the base-metal collector coin, to be minted in 2016 and 2017, is 5 euros.
Finland / 5 Euros / Bimetal (CuAl6Ni2, CuNi25) / 9.8g / 27.25mm / Design: Tero Lounas / Mintage: 6,000.
The maximum mintages of the base-metal collector coin will be 30,000 UNC-quality coins and 6,000 proof-quality coins. Collector coins have a diameter of 27.25 millimeters and weigh 9.8 grams. The collector coins are designed by Tero Lounas.
Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg, the first President of Finland from 1919 to 1925.
A total of eight collector coins paying tribute to the presidents of Finland are planned for release in the series, with the coins of K. J. Stahlberg, L. K. Relander, P. E. Svinhufvud and Kyösti Kallio to be launched in 2016. The coins of Risto Ryti, C. G. E. Mannerheim, J. K. Paasikivi and U. K. Kekkonen are planned for release in 2017.
The collector coins of the Presidents of Finland series will feature in the Finland 100 program celebrating the centennial of Finland’s independence in 2017. Communications Director Henna Karjalainen of Mint of Finland feels honored to be involved in the celebrations. “For our part, we will launch the anniversary celebrations with the Presidents of Finland series. We expect that the dignified theme will make the series popular among collectors,” Henna Karjalainen says.
The following coin scheduled for release in the series will pay tribute to President L. K. Relander.
Mint of Finland will mint the coins by virtue of a Decree of the Ministry of Finance. The coins will be minted at Mint of Finland’s factory in Vantaa. Proof-quality Presidents of Finland collector coins have been granted the Key Flag Label of the Association for Finnish Work.
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And here you may read more about an official project on the centenary of Finland’s independence.