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Commemorative coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Capa

‘It’s not enough to be talented, you also have to be Hungarian’ said Robert Capa, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. On 16 October, the MNB issued a gold commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 5,000 to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the birth of the photographer.

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‘It’s not enough to be talented, you also have to be Hungarian’ said Robert Capa, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. On 16 October, the MNB issued a gold commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 5,000 to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the birth of the photographer.

The edge of the obverse of the commemorative coin has the inscription ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’. The mint year ‘2013’, the mint mark ‘BP.’, the value numeral ‘3000’ in a frame of a film and the inscription ‘FORINT’ appear in five horizontal lines. The initials of Antal Illyés, the designer of the coin’s obverse, are positioned on the edge of the coin, on the lower part in the middle.

The circular legend on the edge of the reverse reads ‘ROBERT CAPA’. The middle of the reverse bears the representation of the portrait of Robert Capa in military uniform and combat helmet. The inscriptions ‘1913’ and ‘1954’ are arranged in two horizontal lines to the right of the portrait. The initials of György Szabó, the designer of the coin’s reverse, are inscribed to the left of the portrait.

The collector coin is struck in .999 fine gold. It weighs 0.5 grams, its diameter is 11 mm and it has a smooth edge.
A total of 5,000 pieces of the commemorative coin can be made in proof finish.

The ‘Robert Capa’ collector coin can be purchased on the Hungarian Mint’s website (www.penzvero.hu) where a number of collector coins produced from gold, silver and non-ferrous metals issued earlier are also on sale, as well as at the place of the ceremonial issue (Hungarian National Museum, 14–16 Múzeum krt., 1088 Budapest).

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