Finland 2 euros 2018 - Koli National Park

Obverse of Finland 2 euros 2018 - Koli National Park
Details The coin is dedicated to the Koli National Park, a national park in the municipalities of Joensuu, Lieksa and Kontiolahti in the North Karelia region of Finland. It covers 30 square kilometres of forested hills on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, and was established in 1991. Koli has lots to offer cultural heritage-wise. Formerly, it was a sacrificial site, but was later used for slash-and-burn agriculture. The purpose of Koli National Park isn't to preserve wild nature, but the traditional agricultural heritage.

The coin design is based on a picture of Juha-Pekka Järvenpää, showing a Finnish landscape as seen from the park. On the left the "FI" mintmark identifying Finland and on the right the symbol of the Finnish Mint. At the bottom the year of issue "2018" and on the outer edge the 12 stars representing the European Union.

Issue date: 28 May 2018
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: Erkki Vainio

Issue date: 28 May 2018
Mintage 1,000,000 pieces

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