Budapest, 14 June 2017 - The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a commemorative version of the HUF-50 circulation coin on the occasion of the 17th FINA World Championships to be held in Hungary. Two million pieces of the special metal coin will be put into circulation, 12,000 coins in decorative packaging as first day mint (in BU finish), 7000 pieces in special proof finish as part of the 2017 circulation coin series.
The face value side of the 50-forint coins to be issued is identical with that of the 50-forint coin denomination currently in circulation; however replacing the usual saker falcon the thematic side features the logo of the 17th FINA World Championships.
The thematic side of the coin was designed by István Kósa. The technical parameters of the coin are identical to the 50-forint coins used in circulation: it is produced from an alloy of copper (75%) and nickel (25%). It weighs 7.70 grams, it is 27.4 mm in diameter, its edge height is 1.8 mm and it has a smooth edge.
The public will be able to familiarise themselves with the new 50-forint coin in circulation during cash transactions making everyday purchases. The coins, produced in BU finish, will be available for collectors by way of exchange at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint Ltd. at 7 Báthory utca, Budapest, and at the MNB’s retail cash office at 1 Kiss Ernő utca, Budapest, before they enter circulation until stocks last.
There will be 2 million pieces made of the collector’s version of the 50-forint circulation. 12,000 pieces of the first day mint (in BU finish) will be available in serial numbered decorative packaging from the day of issuance - 14 June 2017 - through the distribution channels of the Hungarian Mint Ltd., at the coin shop of the company, as well as in the webshop on the company’s website(http://penzvero.hu/).
7000 pieces of the new 50-forint circulation coin in proof finish made using a special technique will be distributed by the Hungarian Mint Ltd. during and after the world championships as part of the 2017 coin series together with all denominations of the entire circulation coin series.
Magyar Nemzeti Bank