Ludovít Velislav Štúr (1815-1856) was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, the author of the Slovak language standard eventually leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the 1848 Revolution, he was also politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament.
(news and image by Tomáš Dioši)
(biographical data taken from the Wikipedia)
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Issue date: october
"100th anniversary of the birth of Tapio Wirkkala"
Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. He designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1955. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media.
(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images taken from the Mint of Finland)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)
Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28.5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Aimo Katajamäki
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 10,000 (10€)
Issue date: 1st september