Finland 2 Euro 2016 Eino Leino Proof
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The 2016 Finnish 2 Euro coin has the theme of Eino Leino. The real name of Eino Leino (1978-1926) was Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm. Eino Leino was a Finnish writer who is famous for his great stories including poetry, novels, and plays. He was also a newspaper columnist. He was known for his versatile and personal style, which is still appreciated to date. Eino Leino, who died at just 47 years old, had a tumultuous life, had been married three times, and was not always positive about his years of relationship with L. Onerva. The birthdate of Eino Leino (July 6) is still a special day in Finland, known as æPoetry DayÆ. In 2016 it was 100 years ago that the second part of his work æHelkavirsiäÆ was published and to commemorate this, Finland has issued this special 2 Euro coin. On the coin is an image of Eino Leino, with fire and flame on the top of the head to indicate an extra dimension to Eino Leino's passion for his work. On the right hand side of the coin is the signature of Eino Leino and the year 2016.