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Suomen Rahapaja Oy

The Ilmari Tapiovaara collector coin designed by Harri Koskinen

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Published: 05-Jun-2014 02:08 pm
Publisher: Suomen Rahapaja Oy

Mint of Finland is planning to release silver 10- and 20-euro collector coins in honour of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914–1999) on 4 September. Both coins will feature the same motif and were designed by Harri Koskinen, one of the most distinguished Finnish designers of our time. The images of the commemorative coin's design will be on display in the Design Museum in Helsinki.

This year marks the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, one of the most significant Finnish designers of the 20th century, whose best known works include the Domus and Mademoiselle chairs.

Mint of Finland will celebrate Tapiovaara's work by minting a coin which will be released on 4 September 2014. The silver collector coin was designed by Harri Koskinen, one of the top names in Finnish contemporary design, who has been awarded the Pro Finlandia medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

"Designing the coin was like sculpting within set limits. The assignment offered me an excellent opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to familiarise myself with Tapiovaara's life and work. I wanted the coin to convey both his professional skill and his versatility," says designer Harri Koskinen.

The images of the collector coin will be on display in the Design Museum's Ilmari Tapiovaara – 100 years exhibition from 6 June to 21 September.

More information:

Katriina Holm
Communications and Marketing Designer
Mint of Finland
+358 400 211 066



Mint of Finland Group designs, markets and manufactures metal coins, blanks, and collector and gift coins along with coin sets. Mint of Finland Group is the strongest mint in the Eurozone as well as one of the biggest exporters of coins worldwide. The company is owned by the Republic of Finland. Saxonia Mint of Finland is a subsidiary of Mint of Finland. You can see how coins are produced at the About a Coin exhibition at the Heureka Science Centre. For more information about the 2014 events, please visit www.mint.fi

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