|The Year Set consists of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros celebrating the 50th anniversary of birth of Helene Schjerfbeck (unc)
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.
Finnish euro coins have three designs, though two of them are each found on one coin only. The coins feature the heraldic lion of Finland, two flying swans and the fruit and leaves of the cloudberry and the 2 euro coin shows a stick figure which merges into the euro symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration.