Finland 2 Euro 2016 Georg Henrik von Wright Coloured

The year 2016 sees 100 years since the famous Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright was born. Henrik von Wright, who had Scottish ancestors and belonged... Read more
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Additional Information

SKU FI16-2EUR11
Theme Georg Henrik von Wright
Worth 2 euro
Metal Koper-nikkel-messing
Country Finland
Quality UNC
Year 2016
Weight 8,5 gram
Diameter 25,75
Category Colored euro coins

Product Description

The year 2016 sees 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. To commemorate Henrik von Wright's 100th birthday, Finland has issued a special 2 Euro coin. On the right of the coin is a coloured portion 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. In addition, a coloured oak branch symbolizing power and wisdom is displayed. Furthermore, the text æGeorg Henrik von WrightÆ is coloured in red and blue and the year 2016 is coloured in orange. These colours are typical Finnish colours that are also seen in various official crests of Finland.