The Finnish Nature commemorative coin will be launched as part of the centenary celebrations of Finland’s independence

A commemorative coin paying tribute to Finland’s nature will be launched on 18 September. The coin is part of the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. Its design is based on the winning shot in the Blue and White special category of the Nature Photograph of the Year contest. The Finnish Nature commemorative coin will be struck in nominal values of EUR 10 and 20.
The winning photograph was shot by experienced nature photographer Kari Auvinen.
”I felt it important to shoot something that touches the everyday lives of every person in Finland. The crow is a clever bird familiar to everyone in Finland. And the full moon is rarely as glorious as it was shining behind the lighthouse island of Harmaja, when I took the shot from the shore”, Auvinen says.
The coin will be stamped with the images from Auvinen’s photograph: the full moon over Harmaja and a crow gazing down on the world from its perch. The crow symbolises the modern Finnish character – an out..

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