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"‘Dohány street Synagogue" collector coin

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On 6 September 2009, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a silver collector coin ‘Dohány street Synagogue in Budapest’ with a face value of HUF 5,000, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Great Synagogue in Dohány street.

In addition to the standard design elements (the denomination: 5000, the legend: Republic of Hungary, the mint mark: BP and the date of issue: 2009), the obverse of the coin features the traceried window above the main entrance of the Synagogue.

The reverse bears an image of the Dohány street Synagogue in Budapest, designed by Ludwig Förster, with the facade built 150 years ago and some of the neighbouring buildings. The inscription DOHÁNY STREET SYNAGOGUE IN BUDAPEST 1859 is featured below the representation of the Synagogue. The signature mark of designer György Szabó is positioned to the left from the representation of the Synagogue.

The collector coin is made of .925 fine silver, weighs 31.46 grams, its diameter is 38.61 mm and it has a petal rim as well as an interrupted milled edge.

The mintage limit is 10,000 pieces, of which 6,000 are produced using the special proof technology.

The coins can be purchased at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint in the Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s Visitor Centre  (Szabadság tér 8-9, Budapest).

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