Finland 2 euros 2011 - 200th Anniversary of the Bank of Finland

Obverse of Finland 2 euros 2011 - 200th Anniversary of the Bank of Finland
Krause - Mishler KM# 163
Details The Bank of Finland (Suomen Pankki) is the central bank of Finland and the fourth oldest central bank in the world. It was established on 1 March in 1812 in the city of Turku by Alexander I of Russia and in 1819 it was relocated to Helsinki. The Bank created and regulated the Finnish Markka until Finland adopted the euro in 1999.

The centre of the coin shows a Whooper Swan (the Finnish national bird). The swan's wing separates the years 1811 (at the bottom right) and 2011 (at the centre left). The letter V in the left armpit of the swan stands for the surname of the designer Hannu Veijalainen. At the bottom of the inner ring, the inscription FI and the mint mark are shown. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin

Issue date: October 2011
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
Comments Designer: Hannu Veijalainen
Mintage 1,500,000 pieces

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