|Finland and Sweden, the neighbours who love to hate each other, co-hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2012 and will do so again in 2013. This year, the main stage for the tournament will be Sweden from the semifinals on, since the final series was played in Finland.
The set includes the popular ice hockey fiver in addition to the circulation coins of 2013. The commemorative coin in celebration of ice hockey was released at the inauguration of the shared tournaments in 2012. The new coinage includes the circulation coins of the tournament year 2013 in brilliant uncirculated, matte finish, as well as an uncirculated-quality 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship commemorative coin.
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.
Date of issue: 19 March 2013