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Gold florin commemorative coin issued by Queen Mary

Budapest, 20 March 2014 — The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a gold commemorative coin ‘Gold Florin of Mary’ with a face value of HUF 50,000 in normal and piedfort weight. The piedfort coins are exactly four times the weight of the normal weight coin. The Gold Florin of Mary coins are the most valuable pieces of the MNB’s 2014 coin issue programme. Coins struck from non-ferrous metal with a face value of HUF 2,000 have also been produced. The coins have been issued as part of the ‘Hungarian Medieval Gold Florins’ series. The coins were designed by Tamás E. Soltra.

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Budapest, 20 March 2014 — The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a gold commemorative coin ‘Gold Florin of Mary’ with a face value of HUF 50,000 in normal and piedfort weight. The piedfort coins are exactly four times the weight of the normal weight coin. The Gold Florin of Mary coins are the most valuable pieces of the MNB’s 2014 coin issue programme. Coins struck from non-ferrous metal with a face value of HUF 2,000 have also been produced. The coins have been issued as part of the ‘Hungarian Medieval Gold Florins’ series. The coins were designed by Tamás E. Soltra.

The edge of the obverse features the upper legend ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ (Hungary) within a bead edging, and the value numeral ’50 000’ and the inscription ‘FORINT’ in a lower legend, separated from each other by a dot. The upper and lower legends are separated on the middle left by the mint year ‘2014’ and on the right by the mint mark ‘BP.’ The representation of the obverse of the gold florin issued by Queen Mary is depicted in the centre, in a sexfoil Gothic-style pattern.


The reverse of the coin features the upper legend ‘MÁRIA’ (MARY) within a bead edging on the edge and the inscription ‘1382-1395’ and, in a lower legend, ‘ARANYFORINTJA’ (GOLD FLORIN). The upper and lower legends are separated on the left by the initials of designer Tamás E. Soltra and on the right by a dot. The representation of the reverse of the gold florin issued by Queen Mary is depicted in the centre. The inscription on the edge of the reverse reads ‘+ MARIA • DEI • GRATIA • REGINA • VNGARIE’.


The normal weight coins are struck in .986 fine gold. Their weight is 3.491 grams, their diameter is 20 mm and they have a smooth edge. The piedfort coins with an edge inscription weigh 13.964 grams and the coins made from non-ferrous metal weigh 2.7 grams. Their diameter and design are the same as those of the standard weight coins.


The mintage limit of the standard size collector coin is 2,000, that of the piedfort coin is 500 and that of the non-ferrous coin is 5,000.


The collector coins can be purchased at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint (17 Hold utca, Budapest V.) and in the webshop on the Mint’s website (www.penzvero.hu), where a number of collector coins produced from gold, silver and non-ferrous metals issued earlier are also on sale.

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