2 Euro Akseli Gallen-Kallela

2 Euro (Akseli Gallen-Kallela) -  obverse2 Euro (Akseli Gallen-Kallela) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.32
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 77165
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 230,
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# 233
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Birth of artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Obverse

A swimming swan of Tuonela with the water below waving from the descending spirit. The indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ is at the right end of the horizon line. At the bottom of the design there is the artist’s palette with Gallen-Kallela’s year of birth ‘1865’ and the year of issuance ‘2015’. Next to the pallet is the mint mark. The artist’s name ‘AKSELI GALLEN KALLELA’ is on the ring of the coin, below the horizon line. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
FI
1865
2015
AKSELI GALLEN KALLELA

Engraver: Hannu Veijalainen

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 (Akseli Gallen-Kallela) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

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2015 FI 11 000 1.4% Proof

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