Presidents of Finland – K.J. Ståhlberg, proof

Collector coins preserve their lustre best in proof quality. Order the opening coin in the Presidents of Finland series, a collector coin paying tribute to K.J. Ståhlberg, the first President of Finland, for your collection or as a memento or gift. The proof-quality collector coin is packaged in a new kind of cardboard packaging with a fresh look.

A collector coin is at its most beautiful in proof quality. Proof-quality collector coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in a new kind of cardboard package. The coin will best withstand the test of time and remain as a memento in your collection in its original package.

This collector coin with a nominal value of EUR 5 pays tribute to the first President of Finland, K.J. Ståhlberg. Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865–1952) was the first president of the Republic of Finland, holding office in 1919–1925. The obverse of the coin bears the portrait of K.J. Ståhlberg. The reverse features a landscape of Finnish fields, framing an open book depicting a constructed urban environment. All coins in the series will share the same reverse.

This beautiful collector coin is part of the new Presidents of Finland series, which Mint of Finland will release by decree of the Ministry of Finance in 2016–2017. A total of eight collector coins paying tribute to the presidents of Finland are planned for release in the series, with the coins of K.J. Ståhlberg, L.K. Relander, P.E. Svinhufvud and Kyösti Kallio to be launched in 2016. The coins of Risto Ryti, C.G.E. Mannerheim, J.K. Paasikivi and U.K. Kekkonen are planned for release in 2017. The collector coins are designed by Tero Lounas.

The collector coins of the Presidents of Finland series will feature in the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centennial of Finland's independence.

Nominal value5 €
MetalCuAl6Ni2, CuNi25
Diameter27,25 mm
Weight9,8 g
Year stamp2016
Mintage6 000 (proof), 30 000 (unc)
DesignerTero Lounas
Issue date3.5.2016

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