The beautiful golden Eino Leino collector coin is packaged in a protective clear plastic casing set in a wooden box. Each coin includes a certificate of authenticity that tells the coin’s story.
The obverse of the coin depicts the fire and passion that lit all aspects of Eino Leino’s life, also resulting in his enormous and varied literary oeuvre. On the reverse, Eino Leino is walking in his typical attire towards the rising morning star, perhaps in the early hours of the morning. The collector coin is designed by Pertti Mäkinen.
The maximum mintage of the collector coin is 5,000, out of which 100 coins will be numbered. The numbered gold coins will be sold separately.
Eino Leino (Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm 1878–1926) is known for his extensive and diverse literary oeuvre, including poetry, novels, plays and newspaper columns. Leino’s early work was inspired by folk tradition and the Kalevala epic, but his later writing also began to exhibit more European influences.
The exceptional talent underlying Leino’s writing, combined with his multifaceted and personal style, still speak out to readers today. In 2016, 100 years will have passed from the publication of the two-part poetry anthology Helkavirsiä (1903 and 1916), ranked amongst Leino’s most influential work. Eino Leino and the Day of Poetry and Summer are celebrated with a national flag day on 6 July.