5 euro – The Archipelago Sea
Finnish National Landscapes The Archipelago Sea is part of a series of commemorative coins with nominal values of EUR 5 released in 2018. The coin has been granted the Key Flag Symbol by the Association for Finnish Work. The national landscapes as symboles of Finland have a generally recognised significance in Finland’s national culture, history and conception of nature. Mint of Finland is releasing a series of base-metal commemorative coins on Finland’s national landscapes. In an online poll held in the summer of 2017 and organised by Mint of Finland, the Finnish people voted for nine of their most popular national landscapes to be featured on the commemorative coins. The fifth coin to be released in the series pays tribute to the Archipelago Sea’s national landscape of approximately 40,000 islands. The obverse of the commemorative coin depicts the Archipelago Sea, while the reverse is minted with an image of the map of Finland. The commemorative coin is designed by Erkki Vainio and Mari Metso on the basis of a photograph shot by Hannu Vallas.