Budapest, 4 January 2023 – In the spirit of its collector coin issuance traditions going back over 50 years, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is planning to issue 24 collector coins in 14 themes in 2023. These include one gold collector coin of exceptional value, nine silver coins and five separate non-ferrous metal coins, but in order to promote the coins’ value transferring role as widely as possible, non-ferrous versions of the precious metal coins will also be issued. This year's thematically and technically diverse collector coin programme will see the continuation of eight exceptionally popular series.

The structure and the implementation of the collector coin issuance programme for 2023 is guaranteed to be diverse. The themes include significant historical, scientific and artistic anniversaries, as this year we celebrate the bicentenary of the poem of Hungary’s National Anthem and Sándor Petőfi’s birth, as well as the 175th anniversary of the start of the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence. The 250th anniversary of the birth of Mihály Csokonai Vitéz, one of the most important Hungarian poets of the Age of Enlightenment, will also enrich the literary anniversaries. To honour the 300th anniversary of its establishment, the Bank's programme also includes such long-established institutions as the National Archives of Hungary. By issuing a collector coin, the MNB also honours and acknowledges the sacrifices made by the National Ambulance Service, which has been in operation for 75 years.

A new addition will be made to the series named ‘Nation-building Sovereigns from the Árpád Dynasty’, including the most valuable gold collector coin of the year, whose value is further enhanced by its exceptionally low mintage of 500 pieces. In addition, long-standing coin series of decades, presenting national memorial sites or Hungarian inventors and their inventions, will also be continued. New pieces will also be added to the popular coin series presenting Hungarian herding and hunting dogs and the Hungarian folk tales animated series, focusing on our national values that have become Hungaricums. We can be justly proud of our scientists and researchers, whose work has been recognised with international awards, so the series of Wolf Prize-Winning Mathematicians of Hungarian Descent will be extended with two new pieces in 2023.

The collector coins are also varied in shape, with the standard circular coins being joined by square and rectangular coins (a new piece in the series featuring Hungarian inventors and their inventions and the national parks in Hungary) and hexagonal coins (a new addition to the series presenting the National Hauszmann Programme). An additional special feature of the latter is that its pieces can be assembled in a mosaic-like manner.

The MNB's collector coin issuance programme for 2023, including graphic designs, can be accessed by clicking on the link below: Collector coin issuing plan of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank for 2023

In line with the sales policy in effect since 2014 a non-ferrous metal version with a lower face value of all precious metal collector coins will also be issued. This design will not only expand choice, but it will also help the promotion of the collector coins as well as their educational role due to their lower price more effectively.

From 16 January 2023, for 21 days, the Hungarian Mint Ltd., the producer and distributor of collector coins, will offer a booking option for the collector coins until stocks in the booking option last. Except for the silver and non-ferrous metal versions of this year’s first issuance, the ‘200th Anniversary of the Poem of the National Anthem of Hungary’ collector coins, which will be available for purchase through the Hungarian Mint Ltd.’s sales channels without the booking option. Detailed information on the booking and purchase schedules, can be accessed at

The Bank reserves the right to change any aspects of the programme. Before individual issuances, final data will be determined by the decrees of the Governor published in the Hungarian Official Journal (Magyar Közlöny).