The Mint of Finland has issued a new 10 euro commemorative silver coin honoring the 100-year anniversary of Finnish writer Mika Waltari's birth. Waltari was born in Helsinki on September 18, 1908. In the same city and day of this year, a celebration prepared by the Mika Waltari Association was held and the coin was launched.
Waltari is considered one the most prolific Finish writers from the 20th-century. He wrote an array of novels, plays, poetry and even fairy-tales that are enjoyed around the world and in many languages. He is perhaps best known for authoring The Egyptian.