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In 2017 Finland celebrated the centennial of its independence, but what will the country’s next century be like? Mint of Finland is releasing the Finland in 100 Years gold coin, minted with a work designed by Hannu Veijalainen and titled ”Blue Bioeconomy”. The work highlights Finland’s current and future role as a country of clean waters. The jury that chose the coin’s design considered the water theme to be significant for several reasons: Access to clean water is an increasingly important consideration, and the water’s surface also functions as a mirror reflecting the future. The theme represents growth, tinged with the playfulness and humour required for building the future.
The commemorative coins are individually packaged in plastic casings set in a birch veneer frame crafted by Finnish carpenter Wooden Oy. The frame is surrounded by a ribbon and the package contains a certificate of authenticity telling the story behind the commemorative coin.
Issue date: 12 June 2018
Depicts some circles on the water. Date below divides designer's initial and the logo of the Mint of Finland (lion).
Depicts some circles on the water, denomination and country name in two official languages (Finnish and Swedish) below.