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Collector coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of István Csók

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of István Csók. During his long career, Csók was one of the Hungarian painters to win the most awards and prizes at home and abroad. A silver coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and a non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of HUF 2,000 will be issued on the anniversary.

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The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of István Csók. During his long career, Csók was one of the Hungarian painters to win the most awards and prizes at home and abroad. A silver coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and a non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of HUF 2,000 will be issued on the anniversary.


The centre of the obverse of the commemorative coin bears a detail of ‘The Awakening of Spring’, a painting by István Csók. The value numeral corresponding to the base metal of the coin and the inscriptions ‘FORINT’ and ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ are placed in three parallel lines on the upper right edge. The mint year ‘2015’ and the mint mark ‘BP’ are positioned in two parallel lines on the lower right edge.


The reverse of the collector coin bears a self-portrait detail, shown as the mirror image of the ‘Studio Corner’ by István Csók. To the left of the self-portrait, the coin is inscribed with ‘CSÓK’, ‘ISTVÁN’, ‘1865’ and ‘1961’ in four parallel lines, raised from the surface. The initials of designer Mihály Fritz are positioned on the left edge of the collector coin.


The normal coin is struck in .925 fine silver. It weighs 24 grams and it is 37 mm in diameter, with a milled edge. The non-ferrous metal coin is produced from an alloy of copper (75%) and nickel (25%). It weighs 23,7 grams and has the same size and coin design as the silver version.


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 István Csók 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 27 February 2015 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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