|The 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship coin set commemorates the World Hockey Championships held in Finland from May 4 to 20, 2012 and contains all of the Finnish metal circulation coins for 2012 in matt, that is BU quality. The packaging ensures that the coins will retain their original lustre and the official mascot of the games can be found adventuring on the coin set folder.
The 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships is the 76th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 46 countries participate in four levels of competition. Finland and Sweden host the event with games being played in Helsinki and Stockholm.
Finnish euro coins have three designs, though two of them are each found on one coin only. Heikki Haivaoja was the designer of the Finnish euro coins for the minor and middle series of coins. Pertti Makinen is the designer of the Finnish 1 euro coin and Raimo Heino is the designer of the Finnish 2 Euro coin. Finnish euro coins 1999 - 2006 carry the mint mark M which is the initial of the mint master at The Mint of Finland, Raimo Makkonen.
Issue date: 13 April 2012