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Finland

2013

Commemorative coin

125th anniversary of the Nobel laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin depicts Sillanpää's portrait. At the top, in semi-circle, the words ‘F. E. SILLANPÄÄ’. At the left, the year ‘1888’ and the mint mark. At the right, the year ‘1964’, the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the year of issuance ‘2013’. This is a special coin to commemorate the grandfather of a whole nation. F. E. SILLANPÄÄ was a master of style who brought deep insights about the relationship between people and nature into Finnish literature. He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1939 based in particular on the works Meek Heritage and The Maid Silja. This masterful author gained even more national renown with his popular radio appearances and memorable Christmas columns. After the war years, the master writer evolved into the long-bearded ‘Taata’, the unofficial grandfather to the country. From recollections of his childhood Christmases emerged a well-loved tradition: Grandpa gathered the whole nation devoutly around their radios with his easy-going Christmas ‘talks’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2013/C 366/05)

Edge lettering

« SUOMI FINLAND * * * », where the * stands for a lion head.

Designer

Reijo Juhani Paavilainen

Volume of issue

2013
Suomen Rahapaja ( Vantaa )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 04.11.2013Rolls of 25 coins1.475.5002,00
Divisional coin set BU04.11.2013Annual coin set II, contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «The 150th anniversary of the Parliament of 1863» and 2€ CC «125th anniversary of the Nobel laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää»12.00029,00
Folder BU23.11.2015€ 2 commemorative coin set in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2x 2007, 2008, 2x 2009, 2010, 2011, 2x 2012, 2x 2013, 2x 2014 (16 coins)1.500140,00
Divisional coin set Proof04.11.2013also contains 2€ CC «The 150th anniversary of the Parliament of 1863» and 2€ CC «125th anniversary of the Nobel laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää»1.80089,90
Box Proof04.11.2013In box8.20024,20
Box Proof04.11.2013also contains 10€ silver coin «125th anniversary of the Nobel laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää»1.00090,20