By decision of the Ministry of Finance, Mint of Finland minted a gold with a nominal value of EUR 100 in honour of Finland’s century of independence. The coin was released on 3 January 2017. The collector coin has now been sold out by the manufacturer. The collector coin is a part of the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centennial of Finland’s independence.
The maximum mintage of the collector coins, minted in Finnish gold, was 3,000. The reverse of the Independent Finland 100 Years gold coin features a mosaic forming the cartographic image of Finland. The arched shape on the obverse depicts Finland’s population growth during the years of independence. The collector coin is the work of designer Simon Örnberg.
Mint of Finland also minted a special batch of 100 numbered Independent Finland 100 Years gold coins. The numbered coins were sold out on the first day of advance sales.
The gold content of the coin is 917. The collector coin’s diameter is 22 mm and weight 5.65 g. All of the collector coins were finished to proof quality. The gold coins manufactured in Mint of Finland’s Vantaa factory bear the Key Flag Symbol of Finnish Origin issued by the Association for Finnish Work.
The collector coin’s nominal value, design and specifications will be confirmed in a decree issued by the Ministry of Finance. The decree makes collector coins legal tender in Finland, but their importance as payment instruments is marginal since the sales price of collector coins is higher than their nominal value.
You can read the collector coin decree in the Ministry of Justice’s Finlex Data Bank.
For more information, please contact:
Mint of Finland Customer Service
+358 (0) 9 8943 4343
Mint of Finland Group designs, markets and manufactures metal coins, blanks, collector coins, special coins and coinages. Mint of Finland Group is the strongest mint in the euro zone and one of the largest global exporters of metal coins. The company is owned by the Republic of Finland. By decision of the Ministry of Finance, Mint of Finland has exclusive rights to mint collector coins in Finland. The collector coins and special coins released in 2017 are part of the Finland 100 programme coordinated by the Prime Minister’s Office. For more information on events in 2017, please visit www.mint.fi