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‘Kazinczy’ silver 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 silver collector coin was designed by Tamás E. Soltra. 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 a paper scroll and a quill bound in the middle by a string loop, enclosed in a bright rectangle.

The reverse bears the portrait of Ferenc Kazinczy, with the legend reading ‘KAZINCZY FERENC 1759-1831’. The designer’s signature mark is positioned on the right of the portrait.

The collector coin is made of .925 fine silver. It is 30 mm in diameter and weighs 10 grams, and has a milled edge.

The mintage limit is 12,000 pieces, of which 7,000 can be produced using the 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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