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The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design named Helsinki the 2012 World Design Capital.
In honour of the event, a 50-euro gold (.750) / silver (.925) commemorative coin was issued. The centre section makes this coin special: it is gold-coloured and undulating with clear differences in elevation. Yet the highest ridge in the pattern is on the same level as the rest of the coin. The grooves and ridges are mirrored on the opposite face of the coin.
The Mint Directors’ Conference 2012 awarded this coin the title of the Most Technologically Advanced Coin.
Designer: Henna Lamberg
Issue date: 03.02.2012
Commemorative inscription in English, year of the issue and the Mint of Finland logo (lion) around the non-concentric center.
WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI 2012
Depicts lines drawing, value above, country name in Finish and Swedish and engraver's initial (L) below.