5 euro - Mauno Koivisto
Series: Finland - Presidents of Finland
The commemorative coin paying tribute to Mauno Koivisto (1923–2017), released in the Presidents of Finland series, has been granted the Key Flag Symbol of Finnish origin. Before serving as the ninth President of Finland in 1982–1994, Mauno Koivisto completed two terms as Prime Minister. Prior to this, he was the Governor of the Bank of Finland in 1968–1982. The commemorative coin is being released just before the 95th anniversary of Koivisto’s birth, 25 November 2018. President Koivisto passed away at 93 years of age in 2017. The obverse of the coin bears a portrait of Mauno Koivisto, while the reverse features the common motif of the Presidents of Finland coin series, symbolising the President’s mandate from the people. The commemorative coin is designed by Tero Lounas. Proof-quality commemorative coins are minted with a polished die, finished and packaged in a transparent protective casing set in a cardboard package. Deliveries of the commemorative coin will begin on the release date, 19 November 2018.