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“Esztergom basilica” silver collector coin


On 31 August 2006, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued the “Esztergom Basilica” silver collector coin at a nominal value of 5,000 forints. The collector coin is the first in the series of “Masterpieces of Ecclesiastic Architecture” coins.

The obverse of the collector coin depicts the inside of the Esztergom Basilica’s dome seen from below, while the obverse portrays the building of the basilica.

The coin was designed by Péter István Bartos.

The coin was minted of .925 fine silver, weighing 31.46 grams, with a diameter of 38.61 mm. Its edge reveals a petal form and its brim is milled with jags.

6,000 such collector coins may be minted – of these, 3,500 coins are minted with the special proof technology.

The coin may be purchased from the Hungarian Mint Ltd. (Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút 38) or in the shop of the National Bank of Hungary’s Visitor Centre (Budapest, Szabadság tér 8/9). The coin is available at face value for three months from its date of issue.

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