2 Euro Frans Eemil Sillanpää

2 Euro (Frans Eemil Sillanpää) -  obverse2 Euro (Frans Eemil Sillanpää) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.26
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# 51670
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 193,
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# 194
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

125th Anniversary of Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Obverse

The inner part of the coin depicts Sillanpää's portrait. At the top, in a semi-circle, the words ‘F. E. SILLANPÄÄ’. At the left, the year ‘1888’ and the mintmark. At the right, the year ‘1964’, the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the year of issuance ‘2013’. This is a special coin to commemorate the grandfather of a whole nation. F. E. SILLANPÄÄ was a master of style who brought deep insights about the relationship between people and nature into Finnish literature. He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1939 based in particular on the works Meek Heritage and The Maid Silja. This masterful author gained even more national renown with his popular radio appearances and memorable Christmas columns. After the war years, the master writer evolved into the long-bearded ‘Taata’, the unofficial grandfather to the country. From recollections of his childhood Christmases emerged a well-loved tradition: Grandpa gathered the whole nation devoutly around their radios with his easy-going Christmas ‘talks’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
F. E. SILLANPÄÄ
2013
1888 1964
FI

Engraver: Reijo Juhani Paavilainen

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 (Frans Eemil Sillanpää) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

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2013 FI 11 000 1.2% Proof

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