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  • 10 Euro 2002, KM# 107, Finland, Republic, 50th Anniversary of Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics
  • 10 Euro 2002, KM# 107, Finland, Republic, 50th Anniversary of Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics

In 2002, a silver 10 euro commemorative coin was issued in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Olympics. The Olympic coin minted for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics was Finland's first official commemorative coin and the world's first Olympic coin minted in honor of the modern Olympics.

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad and commonly known as Helsinki 1952, were an international multi-sport event held from 19 July to 3 August 1952 in Helsinki, Finland.

After Japan declared in 1938 that it would be unable to host 1940 Olympics in Tokyo due to the ongoing Second Sino-Japanese War, Helsinki had been selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were then cancelled due to World War II. Helsinki is the northernmost city at which a summer Olympic Games have been held.

They were also the Olympic Games at which the most world records were broken until they were surpassed by the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts at the 1952 Games. The United States won the most gold and overall medals.


Depicts, in addition to the year, the stadium tower, part of the Olympic Stadium and part of the 1952 Olympic coin. VV below the year are the first initials of the engravers.

Engraver: Hannu Veijalainen

2002 VV


Depicts a flame and a part of the globe described by coordinates, with a map of Finland.

The initial (M) of the Mint of Finland’s President and CEO Raimo Makkonen below.

Engraver: Erkki Vainio



10 Euro

50th Anniversary of Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics

KM# 107 Schön# 108
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 27.4 g
Diameter 38.6 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint of Finland

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