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The Karl Fazer and Finnishness collector coin was minted in honour of the 150th anniversary of Karl Fazer, a pioneer of the Finnish confectionery industry.
Karl Fazer (1866–1932) was a master confectioner and pioneer of Finnish candy-making who obtained his training abroad. He was ahead of his time in many respects: in addition to the quality of his products, Fazer was equally passionate about packaging, advertising and customer service. The coffee shops and confectioneries opened by Fazer were highly popular and quickly became a part of the cultural life of Helsinki. The café and confectionery on Kluuvikatu 3 in Helsinki was opened in 1891 and remains operational to this day. Fazer established a confectionery factory in 1897.
The maximum mintage is 10,000, and 150 coins will be numbered. The number is stamped on the coin's reverse, and the numbered coins will be mixed into the mintage at random.
Design: Kirsti Doukas
Issue date: 28.01.2016
Depicts a plumage pattern of the grey partridge. Karl Fazer was a great nature-lover and avid amateur ornithologist. His love of birds is reflected in the feather pattern.
Depicts the fruit of the cacao tree, surrounded by the country name in Finnish and Swedish, the value and date, the logo of the Mint of Finland (lion) and the initial of the designer (D).