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4 March 2016 Two-euro commemorative coins for Eino Leino and Georg Henrik von Wright

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Published: 04-Mar-2016 10:51 am
Publisher: Suomen Rahapaja Oy

Mint of Finland has made a proposal to the Ministry of Finance for the minting of two commemorative two-euro coins in 2016: one in honour of Eino Leino and the other to commemorate Georg Henrik von Wright.

The planned mintages for both coins are one million pieces. The final decision on minting the coins lies with the Ministry of Finance. A commemorative coin can be obtained as change in regular circulation, or it can be purchased from the Mint of Finland online shop and from retailers.

Two-euro special coins are collectors' favourites, but also make for fantastic gifts. Each country using the euro as its currency is allowed to release two commemorative two-euro coins each year. These special coins are legal tender in all euro countries. The obverse of a special two-euro coin is identical to normal circulation pieces, while the national side of the coin bears the themed image.

Mint of Finland's website lists all commemorative two-euro coins released in Finland to date.

The coin design is a proposal to the Ministry of Finance.

For more information, please contact:

Auli Mikkonen
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Mint of Finland
+358 40 660 5900


Mint of Finland Group designs, markets and manufactures coins, blanks and collector coins. Mint of Finland Group is the strongest mint in the euro zone and one of the largest global exporters of coins. The company is owned by the Republic 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 2016 events, please visit www.mint.fi 

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