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2005 Finland €2 UNC Coin "UN 60 Years"

RSM Price: $9.50
Item Number: FI05BMBU1
  • Mint: Mint of Finland
  • Denomination: €2
  • Quality: Uncirculated
  • Issue limit: 2 million pcs.
  • Alloy: Base Metal
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Box/Capsule: No/No
  • Certificate: No
Issued on October 24, this is the second commemorate 2 coin from Finland and it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the United Nations and the 50th anniversary of the Finland's membership in the UN.

The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established on October 24, 1945. The UN describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded by 51 states and as of 2005 it consists of 191 member states, including virtually all internationally-recognized independent nations. From its headquarters in New York City, the member countries of the UN and its specialized agencies give guidance and make decisions on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout each year.

The UN was founded at the conclusion of World War II by the victorious world powers, and the founders of the UN had high hopes that it would act to prevent conflicts between nations and make future wars impossible, by fostering an ideal of collective security. The organization's structure still reflects in some ways the circumstances of its founding; specifically, in addition to the rotating national members of the prominent United Nations Security Council, there are five permanent members with veto power — the United States of America, Russia, United Kingdom, France, and People's Republic of China (which replaced the Republic of China).

Finland was officially accepted as a member by the United Nations on December 14, 1955 in a package deal together with several other applicant states, and after more than an eight-year-long wait. The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations was established and the first Permanent Representative, G.A.Gripenberg, was appointed on January 16, 1956.

The reverse design is named “Pala palalta” ( Piece by piece) and features the dove of peace formed by pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The reverse side of the coin is the same as the reverse side of the ordinary two-euro coin.

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