Róbert Bárány collector coin
On 10 October 2014, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin in honour of Róbert Bárány. Róbert Bárány received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1914 for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear.Print
On 10 October 2014, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin in honour of Róbert Bárány. Róbert Bárány received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1914 for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear.
The commemorative coin in honour of Róbert Bárány has been made from silver with a face value of HUF 5,000 and from non-ferrous metal with a face value of HUF 2,000. A circular legend on the edge of the obverse reads ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’. On the right, the coin bears a representation of a spiral staircase, alluding to the structure of the inner ear. On the left, the value numeral, the inscription ‘FORINT’, the mint mark ‘BP’ and the mint year ‘2014’ are positioned in horizontal lines following the curve of the staircase.
The reverse of the collector coin is inscribed with ‘NOBEL-DÍJ’ and ‘1914’, separated by a dot, in a lower legend. On the left, the inscriptions in horizontal lines placed below each other read ‘BÁRÁNY’, ‘RÓBERT’, and ‘1876-1936’. The right of the coin features a portrait of Róbert Bárány, with the initials of designer Fanni Vékony on the right shoulder.
The oval shaped collector coin is 30x25 mm in diameter and has a smooth edge. The silver coin is struck in .925 fine silver and weighs 12.5 grams. The non-ferrous metal version is made from an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel and weighs 10.3 grams.
The mintage limit of the silver collector coin is 5,000 pieces in proof finish and that of the non-ferrous coin is 5,000 in BU finish.
The coin is distributed by the Hungarian Mint Ltd. The silver version will be on sale at a price equal to its face value (HUF 5,000) for three months. The non-ferrous metal version will also be offered at a price equal to its face value (HUF 2,000) for an unlimited period up to the mintage limit. Sales of both coins will begin on 10 October 2014 at the coin shop of the Hungarian 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, including the pieces of the Hungarian Nobel Prize Winners series, i.e. the Albert Szent-Györgyi (2012) and the Jenő Wigner (2013) coins, are also on sale.