Category: Medals, decorations and coins
Designer: Matti Visanti and Aarre Aaltonen
Vol. of production (copies): 18,500
Year of prod.: 1951
Object number: 0455:003
Manuf. and place of prod.: Suomen Rahapaja, Helsinki
Method of prod.: struck
Measurements: diameter 3.2 cm; thickness 0.2 cm
Description: On the obverse side the text SUOMI FINLAND 500 MARKKAA and a laurel wreath. On the reverse side the text: OLYMPIA XV HELSINKI and the year 1951.
Other information: The first coin minted for the Helsinki Games. The first design was made as early as 1936.