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New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby Miguel.mateo » 02 Oct 2008, 11:34

This coin was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the important Finnish author Mika Waltari (1908–1979). Mika Waltari captivated Finnish readers as early as the 1920s; by the end of the 1940s, a worldwide readership confirmed his popularity. His best-known and most loved book was The Egyptian, published in 1945. The events in the book take place in Egypt during the reigns of the pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. Soon after publication, the book became a best-seller in the US, and historians praised Mika Waltari for his detailed scientific knowledge of Egyptology.

The reverse depicts a vigilant Pharaoh watchdog referencing his famous book. The obverse is decorated with Waltari's signature and a stylized pen nib that symbolizes the diversity of the writer’s production.

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Re: New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby Illioplius » 09 Oct 2008, 18:24

Finnish coins (commemorative, €2 commemorative and circulatory too (maybe just €1 and €2)) are simply the best. Really beautiful. Thank you.
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Re: New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby Miguel.mateo » 10 Oct 2008, 02:00

I will not deny that they are really artistic, have you seen the whole collection of Finnish commemorative coins? This year science and innovation coin is amazinly nice (in my opinion).

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Re: New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby Illioplius » 10 Oct 2008, 19:20

Miguel.mateo wrote:I will not deny that they are really artistic, have you seen the whole collection of Finnish commemorative coins? This year science and innovation coin is amazinly nice (in my opinion).

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I looked at Wikipedia. Yes, it's nice. That looks like cells.
But that 2007 coin represetating finnish language... that's an art! I hope our (Slovak) commemoratives will be beautiful too. Up to now, majority of Slovak koruna commemoratives were nice.
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Re: New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby maliha3492 » 17 Jan 2014, 12:42

Yes, it's nice. That looks like cells.
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Re: New commemorative coin: 10 euro Mika Waltari

Postby maliha3492 » 24 Jan 2014, 15:11

maliha3492 wrote:Yes, it's nice. That looks like cells.


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Postby maliha3492 » 24 Jan 2014, 15:12

maliha3492 wrote:Yes, it's nice. That looks like cells.


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