Sibelius honored on coins
This year it is 150 years ago that Jean Sibelius was born. To commemorate that, the Finnish mint will issue limited editions of three special Sibelius coins: a bi-metallic €2 one, a silver €10 one, and a golden €100.
Artist Nora Tapper has designed the coins. One side has the starry sky and pine trees of Ainola, where Sibelius was captured in many a photograph, and the text “JEAN SIBELIUS”. On the reverse the neck of a violin can be seen. It was the composer’s favorite instrument.