Baroque and Rococo commemorative coin € 10, Europa Star 2018 – Mint of Finland

Baroque and Rococo commemorative coin € 10, Europa Star 2018 – Mint of Finland

The Baroque and Rococo EUR 10 commemorative coin is part of the Europa Star programme in which European countries release coins with the shared theme of “Ages of Europe”. The Baroque style, originating from 17th century Italy, brought extravagance and rich ornamentation to art and architecture. Its successor, the Rococo style, sought to achieve elegance and beauty and is principally identified with the French court of the 18th century.

The Baroque and the Rococo styles have found a Scandinavian interpretation in sea fortress Suomenlinna. The Baroque style is reflected in many parts of the Suomenlinna fortress and the decorative ideals of Rococo are reflected in the living areas of the fortress.

 

Baroque and Rococo commemorative coin € 10, Europa Star 2018 - Mint of Finland

 

The reverse of the commemorative coin bears the portrait of the architect of Suomenlinna, Augustin Ehrensvärd, and the cartographic image of the fortified island. The obverse features the mints’ shared Europa Star symbol and Finland’s national Lion emblem.

 

Baroque and Rococo commemorative coin € 10, Europa Star 2018 - Mint of Finland

 

The commemorative coins are individually packaged in plastic casings set in a birch veneer frame crafted by Finnish carpenter Wooden Oy. The frame is surrounded by a ribbon and the package contains a certificate of authenticity telling the story behind the commemorative coin.

Baroque and Rococo commemorative coin € 10, Europa Star 2018 - Mint of Finland

Caracteristics

Nominal value 10.00 €
Metal Ag925
Material Silver
Diameter 33.00 mm
Weight 17 g
Quality proof
Year stamp 2018
Mintage 8000.00
Issue date 18.5.2018

 

The commemorative coins are individually packaged in plastic casings set in a birch veneer frame crafted by Finnish carpenter Wooden Oy. The frame is surrounded by a ribbon and the package contains a certificate of authenticity telling the story behind the commemorative coin.

Deliveries of the commemorative coin will begin on the release date, 18 May 2018.

 

Sources : Mint of Finland, NUMISMAG©

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