Finland 2 Euro 2016 Georg Henrik von Wright
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In 2016 it is 100 years since the famous Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright was born. Henrik von Wright who had Scottish ancestors and belonged to the Swedish minority in Finland was the most influential Finnish philosopher of the twentieth century. It's unimaginable what knowledge this man had, and he was a welcome guest at various TV shows. As a reminder of Henrik von Wright's 100th birthday, Finland has issued a special 2 Euro coin. On the right of the coin is the shaft of a Doric Column. This column symbolizes the enthusiasm of von Wright for classicality. A Doric Column is from Greece and is over 2,700 years old! These columns are simply made with a square top. Furthermore, one sees an oak branch symbolizing power and wisdom. The text Georg Henrik von Wright and the year 2016 are also shown.