The maximum mintage of the proof-quality EUR 10 silver collector coin is 10,000, and 100 coins will be numbered. The coins are numbered on the obverse, and the numbered coins are sold separately in glass cases.
Proof-quality collector coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in a gift box that tells the coin's story.
The romantic nationalism movement that dominated Finnish art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is known as the Golden Age of Finnish Art. The artists drew the inspiration for their masterworks from Finnish folklore, the Kalevala in particular.
One of the Golden Age's crowning moments was experienced at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1900. The Finnish pavilion designed by Eliel Saarinen, Herman Geselius and Armas Lindgren was unveiled at the fair, exhibiting the masterpieces of Akseli Gallen-Kallela and other renowned Finnish artists.
The Golden Age collector coin pays tribute to this moment of greatness. The coin's reverse is framed by bear heads in the manner of the pavilion's entrance. Patterns from the Liekki (Flame) "ryijy", a decorative type of rug unique to Finland, designed by Gallen-Kallela for the pavilion have been struck in the centre of the coin's reverse, in the middle of the bear heads.
The collector coin is part of the Europa Star programme in which European countries release coins with a shared theme.
In 2017, the theme is the age of iron and glass.
Delivery and returns
Postage is EUR 7 for domestic orders and EUR 20 to other EU Member States, regardless of how many products are ordered. Collector coins have the 14-day right of exchange and return provided for in the Finnish Consumer Protection Act.
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