The coin is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the death of Eino Leino. Eino Leino was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry.
His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.
The centerpiece of the design is a flame and a poker pointed upward to the right. At the bottom left the mintmark "FI" identifying Finland and the inscription "Eino Leino".
On the outer edge 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union.