Finland 2 euros 2012 - 50th anniversary of birth of Helene Schjerfbeck

Obverse of Finland 2 euros 2012 - 50th anniversary of birth of Helene Schjerfbeck
Details Helene Schjerfbeck was a Finnish painter. She is most widely known for her realist works and self-portraits, and less well known for her landscapes and still lifes. Throughout her long life, her work changed dramatically. Her work starts with a dazzlingly skilled, somewhat melancholic version of late-19th-century academic realism…it ends with distilled, nearly abstract images in which pure paint and cryptic description are held in perfect balance.

Issue date: October 2012
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge SUOMI FINLAND, followed by three lion heads
Mintage 2,000,000 pieces

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