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2 Euro Eino Leino

2 Euro (Eino Leino) -  obverse2 Euro (Eino Leino) -  reverse

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Features

Country Finland
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.34 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

90th Anniversary of the Death of the Writer Eino Leino

Obverse

At the inner part of the coin is a flame, and a poker pointing upwards to the right. The inscription ‘EINO LEINO’, in semi-circle and the year of issuance ‘2016’ are placed at the right. At the bottom left is the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2016
Eino Leino
FI

Engraver: Pertti Mäkinen

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 (Eino Leino) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

Eino Leino (6 July 1878 – 10 January 1926) was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016 FI 989,000 2.34 3.44 4.09 3.81 99%
2016 FI 11,000 1.9% Proof

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