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"Hungary has become member of the European Union” collector coin made of silver


On 30 April, 2004, on the occasion of Hungary’s joining the European Union  the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin made of silver, with a face value of HUF 5000.

On the reverse side there is the picture of the Hungarian wonder-deer behind a row of gothic windows. There is the inscription „HUNGARY” above the arches of the windows, while „MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION” is written under the windows.

The coin was designed by László Papp, artist.

The coin was made of silver with  a fineness of 925‰, weighing 31.46 grams, with a diameter of 38.61 mm, with milled edge. 

10,000 can be minted of this collector coin, with a special technology called proof.

The coins 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.). For three months from the issuance the coins are put into circulation at a premium of HUF 500 and later on they can be purchased  at the market price above HUF 5500.

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