Mint of Finland celebrates Helsinki being design capital

February 9, 2012 – A touch of luxury combined with a portion of practicality – this is the secret of best designs. In 2012, the eyes of the design world will turn towards Finland and its World Design Capital, Helsinki. Mint of Finland ushers in 2012 by commemorating Finnish design and knowhow with a collector coin.

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The 5-euro "World Design Capital Helsinki 2012" collector coin in base metal.

The “World Design Capital Helsinki 2012” collector coin was launched on 3 February 2012 at the World Money Fair, Berlin.
“This is a wonderful start for the year. A design coin expresses the need for practical comfort – they bring together a touch of luxury with a portion of Nordic practicality, augmenting Finnish quality of life”, says Paul Gustafsson, CEO of Mint of Finland.

Mint of Finland’s design coin celebrates the capital city, Helsinki, as well as Finland as a whole – a country that leads the way in design and planning. In recognition of this, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design named Helsinki the 2012 World Design Capital.

The coin spreads the message of Finland today as an innovative and modern country of competences. A modern and focused approach is the cornerstone of Finnish and Nordic design. Modern, stylish practicality is easy to enjoy, adding to the comfort of life. The collector coin marking this momentous year has been designed by designer Henna Lamberg.

The 50 euro collector coin in gold and silver.The 50 euro collector coin in gold and silver.

The 50 euro collector coin in gold and silver.

Mint of Finland celebrates this jubilee year with a collector coin, minted as a gold and silver version with a nominal value of 50 Euro, and a base-metal version with a nominal value of 5 Euro.
The gold and silver collector coin is offered in a beautiful gift package. A clear, elegant form and recyclability unite the package with the Mint of Finland family. The coin is truly a gift in this package as the surrounding ribbon gives the entire product the finishing touch.
The 5-euro WDC coin is offered in a purse that contains ten collector coins.

For more information on the Mint of Finland and its recent issues click here.

You will find all information around the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 including the programme of events on the official webpage.

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