The Mint of Finland has issued a new eight coin set consisting of all current denominations in circulation in the Euro-zone area along with a colorful medal which portrays Santa Claus himself!
St. Nicholas, Old Man Frost… The Father Christmas figure is known by a huge number of names and associated with various traditions around the world. There is a friendly rivalry between several Nordic and arctic countries as to just where does Santa live with his toy shop? For many, it’s clear, Santa is a long time resident of the eastern region of Lapland, and which, coincidentally lies in the north of Finland!
The Mint of Finland pays tribute to this wintry friend of children with a dedicated coin series, which makes for a fantastic Christmas present or Christmas card greeting. The central feature of this special set is the colorful medal of Jolly ol’ St. Nick himself designed by artist Erkki Vainio and which all of the included euro coins surround. The legal tender coins are struck to BU quality and presented in a specially prepared folder with images of both the snowy region of Lapland but also of our festive friend as he drives his sled pulled by his trusty reindeer.
|medal||Nickel coated||8 grams||27.2 mm.||BU & color||3000 pieces in set|
The 8 coin set has a special place inside the coin folder for writing personal messages. The Mint of Finland are accepting orders now for issue & dispatch from the 20th October.
For more information on this and other coins on offer from the Mint of Finland, please visit their website at: http://www.suomenrahapaja.fi/eng/hyvaa-joulua-rahasarja-2014/17674/dp Information offered in English, Finnish and Swedish – international orders dispatched.