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The Literacy collector coin, issued by the Mint of Finland, represents the importance of different readers. The Literacy coin is the sixth coin to be issued in the Ethical collector coins series of the Mint of Finland.
Symbols, Braille, notes – we have told our stories using many signs from one age to the next. Literacy is a basic human right since these signs help us develop ourselves and build equality between the sexes, lasting peace and democracy. In 2014, Finland celebrated the Theme Year of Diverse Literacies, supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Engraver: Pertti Mäkinen
Issue date: 28.04.2014
Depicts the infinity symbol at the centre, circled by a binary ring which consists of zeroes and ones, which in turn is circled by a ring of musical notes. The note ring is followed by a ring made up of Braille dots, while the outermost ring consists of letters which spell out 'LITERACY 2014' in Finnish.
Depicts cave painting patterns forming a ring, surrounded by the country name in Finnish and Swedish, the date and the logo of the Mint of Finland (lion) below. Engraver's initial (M) above letter 'D'.