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‘Kazinczy’ gold collector coin


On 27 October 2009, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a gold collector coin with a face value of HUF 50,000 and a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 3,000, under the name ‘Kazinczy’. The collector coins were issued in the Year of the Hungarian Language, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Kazinczy.

The gold collector coin was designed by Enikő Szöllősy. In addition to the standard design elements (the denomination: 50000, the legend: Republic of Hungary, the mint mark: BP and the date of issue: 2009), the obverse of the coin features the building of the Kazinczy Memorial Hall at Széphalom, with the inscription ‘Széphalom’.

The reverse bears the portrait of Ferenc Kazinczy after an engraving by J. V. Kiminger, with Kazinczy’s signature, as well as the inscription reading ‘1759-1831’. The reverse also features the designer’s signature mark.

The collector coin is struck in .968 fine gold. It is 25 mm in diameter and weighs 10 grams, and has a smooth edge.

A total of 5,000 pieces were produced using a special proof technology.

The coin can be purchased at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint in the Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s Visitor Centre (Szabadság tér 8-9, Budapest), as well as at the place of issue, in the Museum of Literature Petőfi (Károlyi Mihály út 16, Budapest V.).

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