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COMMEMORATIVE COIN THE CELEBRATE THE BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MIKLÓS YBL

On 3 April 2014, the MNB issued a commemorative coin ‘Miklós Ybl’ in honour of the great architect who was born 200 years ago. Ybl was commissioned by Count István Károlyi in 1845 to rebuild his castle at Fót and to design a church for him. This project proved to be a milestone for the architect, laying the foundation for his fame. The obverse of the collector coin bears a representation of the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception at Fót. The reverse features a portrait of Ybl and his signature. The coin was designed by Barcsay Special Award, Kiss Nagy András Memorial Award and Civitas Fidelissima Award winner sculptor Ildikó Erőss.

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On 3 April 2014, the MNB issued a commemorative coin ‘Miklós Ybl’ in honour of the great architect who was born 200 years ago. Ybl was commissioned by Count István Károlyi in 1845 to rebuild his castle at Fót and to design a church for him. This project proved to be a milestone for the architect, laying the foundation for his fame. The obverse of the collector coin bears a representation of the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception at Fót. The reverse features a portrait of Ybl and his signature. The coin was designed by Barcsay Special Award, Kiss Nagy András Memorial Award and Civitas Fidelissima Award winner sculptor Ildikó Erőss.

From 2014, all collector coins produced from precious metals will also be issued in low-cost versions made from non-ferrous metals, in favour of collectors who would wish to buy collector coins at a reduced price. In addition, the MNB and the Hungarian Mint encourage younger people to collect coins by making collector coins affordable for them. Accordingly, a non-ferrous metal version of the Ybl collector coin with a face value of HUF 2,000, whose design is identical to that of the HUF 10,000 coin struck in silver, will also be issued.


The edge of the obverse features the upper circular legend "MAGYARORSZÁG" (Hungary) within a bead edging and the inscription ’50 000 FORINT’ in a lower circular legend. The mint mark ‘BP.’ and the mint year ‘2014’ are positioned at the centre of the left edge and the centre of the right edge, respectively. A representation of the representation of the Roman Catholic Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception at Fót is depicted in the centre.


The reverse of the coin features the upper circular legend ‘YBL MIKLÓS’ within a bead edging on the edge and the inscription ‘1814-1891’. The centre of the reverse depicts a head-and-shoulders portrait of Miklós Ybl. The signature of architect is positioned to the left of the portrait. The initials of designer Ildikó Erőss are positioned to the right of the portrait.


The normal coins are struck in .925 fine silver. Their weight is 24 grams, their diameter is 37 mm and they have a milled edge. The coins produced from non-ferrous metal weigh 23.7 grams. Their diameter and design are the same as those of the normal coins.


5,000 pieces of the silver coin can be produced in proof finish and 5,000 pieces of the non-ferrous coin can be produced in BU finish.


The collector coins can be purchased from 3 April 2014 at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint (17 Hold utca, Budapest V.) and in the webshop 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.


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