Saturday, February 1, 2014

BENEQ nSILVER coating for special edition coins in honor of Tove Jansson - creator of The Moomins

ALDpulse.com reports that Mint of Finland will mint a special issue of 100 numbered Tove Jansson coins with a nominal value of EUR 20. The special edition coins will be given anti-tarnish nSILVER ALD coating developed by the Finnish company Beneq (www.beneq.com).
 
 
The Tove Jansson collector coin will be issued on 7 February. It will be available on the Mint of Finland online shop and from distributors.
Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame. Tove Jansson was selected one time previously as the main motif in the 2004 minting of a Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Tove Jansson and Finnish Children's Culture commemorative coin. [Wikipedia]


 

 
ALD:ed Tove Jansson €20 coin from Mint of Finland. The coins have been coated with nSILVER(R) from BENEQ to protect them from oxidation.

More information on the BENEQ nSILVER coating you can find here and below you can watch a Video on development of silver saving technology by University of Maryland using a BENEQ TSF 500 Batch ALD reactor.