New World Coins
To mark the milestone, the Mint of Finland has unveiled a silver €10 coin and a gold €100 coin honoring the theme, each due for release on Jan. 3, 2017.
The Proof .500 fine silver coin features designs created by schoolchildren. The obverse features 15-year-old Saara Peltomäki’s design of Finland surrounded by the growth rings of a tree, symbolizing Finland’s years of independence.
The silver coin weighs 10 grams, measures 28.5 millimeters in diameter, has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces and retails for €38.
Scattered throughout the release will be 100 numbered examples, where the number is stamped on the reverse — for some collectibles areas, similar limited variants of a collectible are called “chase” pieces.
The Proof .9167 fine gold coin features a design by Simon Örnberg.
The arched shape on the obverse depicts Finland’s population growth during its years of independence.
The reverse features a mosaic forming a cartographic image of Finland.
The gold coin weighs 5.65 grams, measures 22 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 3,000 pieces.
Among the mintage, 100 gold coins were numbered and sold out immediately on pre-sale (which began Dec. 5).
Plain (non-numbered) gold coins remain available for €529.
To order, visit the Mint of Finland website.