• 2 Euro 2019, Finland, Republic, Constitution Act of Finland 1919
  • 2 Euro 2019, Finland, Republic, Constitution Act of Finland 1919
Description

With the Constitution Act of 1919, the first Constitution of an independent Finland, the nation elected to be governed as a republic. Finland’s republican system of government and the foundations of Finnish democracy were recorded in the Constitution Act.

Issue date: 02.10.2019

Obverse

Depicts three partly fused circles symbolising the separation of powers into the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches. The Mint of Finland’s logo (lion) and FI as an abbreviation fo country of issue on the bottom right. The year of issue on the left.

Engraver: Dario Vidal

2019
FI

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

The edge reads SUOMI FINLAND (the name of the country in Finnish and Swedish, its two official languages) and contains three lion heads.

SUOMI FINLAND

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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Constitution Act of Finland 1919

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