Väinö Linna 100 years commemorative coin

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Väinö Linna 100 years commemorative coin

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  • 92,5 % silver, best proof finish
  • Only 1920 coins
  • Väinö Linna 100 years
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Low
Price: 79 €

The second silver commemorative coin of 2020 celebrates the centennial of our national author, Academician Väinö Linna, born in December 1920.

Väinö Linna in profile dominates the averse of the coin. The arcs in the background are like threads from which Linna – who had worked at a textile mill after the war – spun the plots of his works. The left side of the reverse features a page about to be turned, and vortices of thought that emanate from Linna’s prose.

  • 92,5 % silver
  • Mirror-like proof finish appreciated by collectors
  • Only 1920 commemorative coins

Väinö Linna was born on 20 December 1920 in Urjala. Born in humble circumstances, he became a successful author as well as a shaper of public opinion. Linna’s most famous works, the novel The Unknown Soldier,(1954) the Under the North Star trilogy (1959‒1962), are unique descriptions of the Finnish society through seven decades.

Thanks to these two successful works Linna became a national author, whose exuberant humour and earthy dialogue renewed the language of Finnish literature.

The issue date of the coin is 20 December 2020.

Price: 79 €
Metal:
Ag 925
Denomination:
20 €
Quality:
Proof
Diameter:
38,6 mm
Weight:
25,5 g
Minting:
2020
Issue:
Max. 1 920 pcs
Designer:
Petri Neuvonen

The second silver commemorative coin of 2020 celebrates the centennial of our national author, Academician Väinö Linna, born in December 1920.

Väinö Linna in profile dominates the averse of the coin. The arcs in the background are like threads from which Linna – who had worked at a textile mill after the war – spun the plots of his works. The left side of the reverse features a page about to be turned, and vortices of thought that emanate from Linna’s prose.

  • 92,5 % silver
  • Mirror-like proof finish appreciated by collectors
  • Only 1920 commemorative coins

Väinö Linna was born on 20 December 1920 in Urjala. Born in humble circumstances, he became a successful author as well as a shaper of public opinion. Linna’s most famous works, the novel The Unknown Soldier,(1954) the Under the North Star trilogy (1959‒1962), are unique descriptions of the Finnish society through seven decades.

Thanks to these two successful works Linna became a national author, whose exuberant humour and earthy dialogue renewed the language of Finnish literature.

The issue date of the coin is 20 December 2020.

Price: 79 €
Specifications
Metal:
Ag 925
Denomination:
20 €
Quality:
Proof
Diameter:
38,6 mm
Weight:
25,5 g
Minting:
2020
Issue:
Max. 1 920 pcs
Designer:
Petri Neuvonen