The obverse of the commemorative two-euro coin depicts a classical Doric column, reflecting the young von Wright's enthusiasm for classical antiquity, combined with an oak branch – a symbol of strength and wisdom.
Proof-quality commemorative coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in an elegant package. The package includes a certificate of authenticity that indicates the coin's technical specifications and tells its story.
In honour of a great mind
Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003) is remembered as a liberal and diverse philosopher and scholar of society. In addition to holding a chair at the University of Helsinki, he succeeded Ludwig Wittgenstein as professor at the University of Cambridge. Von Wright's ground-breaking studies in logic, the philosophy of science and the philosophy of action put Finnish philosophy in the international spotlight.
Considered the most influential Finnish philosopher of the 20th century, von Wright also expressed his opinions on many phenomena of his times and was a familiar figure on television, in the press and on marches for peace. The year 2016 marks the centennial of von Wright's birth, and Finland pays tribute to this great thinker with a commemorative coin.
|Nominal value||2 €|
|Mintage||989 000 unc, 11 000 proof|
Royalty-free images, Mint of Finland must be quoted as source.