Finland chose three designs based upon motifs similar to those used before
on national coins.
The motif on this coin comprises cloudberries and cloudberry flowers in a design by Raimo Heino. Edge lettering of the €2 coin: SUOMI FINLAND ***, where the * represents a lion's head.
The artist Pertti Mäkinen created a motif depicting two flying swans for this coin. The design was taken from his competition entry for a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the independence of Finland.
1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50-cent coins: these show the Finnish heraldic lion in a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in a variety of designs has been used on several Finnish coins over the years, for example on the 1 markka coins between 1964 and 2001.