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Deák commemorative circulation coin

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On April 8 2003 the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued commemorative circulation coins on the occasion of  the bicentenary of Ferenc Deák’s birth. The 20 forint coins issued in one million copies have Ferenc Deák’s portrait instead of the usual Hungarian iris.

The coin was made of an alloy of copper (75%), nickel (4%) and zinc (21%), weighs 6.90 grams, with a diameter of 26.3 mm, and has a milled edge.

15 thousand coins of extra quality were minted for the circulation coin series of special design issued every year. 12 thousand out of the first day coinage will be put into circulation in ornate packaging with serial numbers.

The public can obtain the commemorative coins by exchanging money at the Budapest main counter of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Szabadság tér 8/9.) or at its four regional directorates (Debrecen, Győr, Kecskemét, Székesfehérvár), as well as in ordinary circulation.

The coins of first day coinage, with ornate packaging, can be purchased at Hungarian Mint Ltd. (Könyves Kálmán körút 38), as well as in the shop of the Visitors’ Center of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Budapest, Szabadság tér 8/9.).

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