The collector coin was designed by goldsmith artist Géza Kertész. At the top in the centre of the obverse, the inscription ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’, the value numeral ‘3000’ and the inscription ‘FORINT’ appear in superimposed horizontal lines. The left side of the coin bears the representation of a closed book, with the legend ‘EÖTVÖS JÓZSEF MUNKÁI’ (the works of József Eötvös). The mint year ‘2013’ and the mint mark ‘BP.’ are positioned on the lower right edge of the coin, arranged horizontally in two lines.
On the left, the reverse bears a representation of the head-and-shoulders portrait of József Eötvös. The legends ‘EÖTVÖS JÓZSEF’ and ‘1813-1871’ are inscribed to the right of the portrait, on the edge of the coin, separated by circular dot motifs. The representations of the handwriting and signature of József Eötvös are positioned in the background of the portrait. The initials of designer Géza Kertész are to the right of the portrait, on the edge of the coin.
The collector coin is struck in .925 fine silver. It weighs 12.5 grams, its diameter is 30x25 mm and it has a milled edge.
The mintage limit of the coins is 5,000, of which 3,000 can be made in proof finish.
The Eötvös collector coin can be purchased at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint in the Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s Visitor Centre (8–9 Szabadság tér, Budapest) and on the 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 launch of the coin (Eötvös József Collegium, 11-13 Ménesi út, 1118 Budapest).