2 Euro Helene Schjerfbeck

2 Euro (Helene Schjerfbeck) -  obverse2 Euro (Helene Schjerfbeck) -  reverse

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Features

Country Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.37 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 38356
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 182,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 180
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

150th Birthday of Helene Schjerfbeck

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows a stylised self-portrait of the artist, with her name, “HELENE SCHJERFBECK”, and the years of birth and death, “1862-1946”, inscribed vertically to the left and right, respectively. At the bottom to the left of the portrait are the letters “FI” to denote the issuing country and “2012”, the year of issue. The mintmark is located on the edge of the coin’s inner part immediately below the dates of birth and death. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
HELENE SCHJERFBECK
FI 2012
1862-1946

Engraver: Erja Tielinen

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: SUOMI FINLAND

Translation: Finland Finland

2 Euro (Helene Schjerfbeck) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

FI Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)
Mintmark of Mint of Finland

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2012 FI 1 977 000 2.37 3.56 4.75 4.03 99%
2012 FI 10 000 0.4% BU
2012 FI 13 000 24.91 1.0% Proof

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