Collector coin issuance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Loránd Eötvös’ deathPrint
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000 in honour of Loránd Eötvös and to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. The issuance aims to pay homage to the Hungarian physicist of the 19th century, one of the inventors of the torsion pendulum, who also perfected his invention. He also worked as Minister of Religion and Education, and the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The collector coins were designed by Borbála Szanyi.
The special feature of the collector coins is that the current motto of Eötvös Collegium, ‘SZABADON SZOLGÁL A SZELLEM’ (The intellect serves freely) is placed on their heavily reeded edge.
Both collector coins are 38.61 mm in diameter. The silver coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 is struck in .925 fine silver and weighs 31.46 grams. The non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of HUF 2,000 is produced from an alloy of copper (75%) and nickel (25%) and weighs 30.8 grams. 5,000 pieces can be made of the silver collector coin in proof finish and 5,000 pieces of the non-ferrous version in BU finish.
To promote the collector coins' value transferring and educational role as widely as possible the Loránd Eötvös silver commemorative coin can be purchased for three months and the non-ferrous metal version for one year from the date of issuance, at their face value at the coin shop of Hungarian Mint Ltd. (Budapest, distr. V, 7 Báthory street) and in the webshop on the company’s website from 8 April 2019: https://www.penzvero.hu/