On 18 October 2006 the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a bicolour silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 5,000 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence.

On the obverse of the collector coin the date “1956” is repeated in lines beneath each other on a matt field. On the reverse there is likewise the date “1956” repeated on a matt field. From the matt field a Hungarian flag with a hole extends to the middle of the field of the coin. At the edge of the coin there is the circular legend “HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION AND WAR OF INDEPENDENCE”.

The designer of the coin Attila Rónay symbolised the dictatorial Soviet system that tolerated no opposition with the regimented lines of the date “1956” in relief on the surface of the coin. The Hungarian flag with a hole flying on the surface of the coin refers to the War of Independence.

(1)The collector coin is made of .925 fine silver, weighs 31.46 grams, and has a diameter of 38.61 mm and a gilded, reeded edge.

10,000 coins may be struck, of which 5,000 are produced by the special “proof” technology.

The coin is available at face value for three months from its date of issue. For more information on sales points, please visit the Hungarian Mint’s web site: www.penzvero.hu.