The collector coin “Peace and Security” was the first in a new series, “Ethical Collector Coins”. The coin was the first Finnish collector coin in silver with a face value of 20 euro. Coins in this series were issued in commemoration of topical events or phenomena.

The coin was designed by sculptor Tapio Kettunen. “In my work, the pigeons bringing the peace message fly from the attackers’ porthole to the defenders’ side – sent by the attackers. Threat and hope are the main themes of the work. I hope these arouse ideas and provide inspiration for different and broader interpretations, than those connected with war and threats thereof”, describes Kettunen.

Martti Ahtisaari, the tenth president of Finland (1994–2000), and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has signed the certificate of authenticity that includes a quote with the most important message of his speech at the Oslo Nobel Peace Prize ceremony: "Peace is a matter of will".

Obverse -

Depicts peace doves with colourful twigs flying from a shooting hole, the country name in Finnish and Swedish below, the value on the right, and the logo of the Mint of Finland (cornucopia) on the left.

20 €


20 Euro

Peace and Security

Subscribe series
KM# 172 Schön# 149
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 33.62 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness -
Shape round with a square center hole
Alignment Medal
Mint of Finland

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