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Collector coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of István Homoki-Nagy

15 December 2014

 

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a silver and a non-ferrous metal collector coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kossuth Prize winner film director and cameraman István Homoki-Nagy. The director’s documentary films dealt with the Hungarian landscape and fauna. In Hungary, his name is closely associated with scenic filmmaking.

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15 December 2014

 

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a silver and a non-ferrous metal collector coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kossuth Prize winner film director and cameraman István Homoki-Nagy. The director’s documentary films dealt with the Hungarian landscape and fauna. In Hungary, his name is closely associated with scenic filmmaking.

The centre of the obverse of the commemorative coin bears a representation of a pointer, a dachshund and a hunting hawk, the main characters of the film ‘Cimborák’ directed by István Homoki-Nagy. The inscription on the lower edge of the obverse reads ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’, with the value numeral and the inscription ‘FORINT’ placed above, positioned to the right. The left and right sides of the coin refer to the perforation of a film reel. The mint mark ‘BP’ and the mint year ‘2014’ are positioned parallel to the left edge.


The reverse of the collector coin bears a portrait of director István Homoki-Nagy during shooting with a camera. The initials of designer Andrea Horváth are on the lower right edge of the coin. To the left of the portrait, the coin is inscribed with ‘HOMOKI-NAGY’ and ‘ISTVÁN’ in two horizontal lines. The inscription ‘1914-1979’ is in the centre. The lower left edge of the coin is inscribed with ‘Gyöngyvirágtól’ and ‘lombhullásig’ hand written, alluding to one of the films by the director.


The normal coin is struck in .925 fine silver. It weighs 31.46 grams and it is 30 mm in diameter, with a smooth edge. The non-ferrous metal coin weighs 22.5 grams and has the same diameter and coin design as the silver version.
The mintage limit of the silver collector coin is 3,000 pieces in proof finish and that of the non-ferrous metal version is 3,000 in BU finish.


From 2014, each precious metal commemorative coin will be issued in a less expensive non-ferrous metal version to benefit collectors who wish to buy the same artistic theme at a more affordable price. By issuing lower-priced versions, the MNB and the Hungarian Mint would also like to encourage younger generations to collect commemorative coins. Accordingly, the silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and the non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of HUF 2,000 will be on sale at a price equal to their face value.
The coin is distributed by the Hungarian Mint Ltd. It will be on sale from 15 December 2014 at the coin shop of the Mint (Budapest, V. ker., Hold u. 17.) and in the Mint’s webshop (http://penzvero.hu/), where a number of collector coins produced from gold, silver and non-ferrous metals issued earlier, are also on sale. 

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