Duna-Ipoly National Park collector coin

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued silver and a non-ferrous metal collector coin ‘Duna-Ipoly National Park’ with a face value of HUF 10,000 and HUF 2,000 respectively. The coin has been issued as part of the series presenting Hungarian national parks, following the Őrség National Park coin issued in 2010 and the Duna-Dráva National Park coin issued in 2011.

The centre of the obverse of the commemorative coin bears a representation of a section of the Danube between Zebegény and Visegrád, with an Alpine longhorn, the heraldic animal of the Duna-Ipoly National Park, on the right. The value numeral, the inscription ‘FORINT’, and, below the first digit of the value numeral, the mint year ‘2015’ and the mint mark ‘BP’ are positioned in four horizontal lines in the upper left corner. The right edge of the coin is inscribed with ‘havasi’ [Alpine] and ‘cincér’ [longhorn]in two horizontal lines. Theinscription ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ is placed on the lower edge of the coin.

The reverse of the collector coin bears a representation of the view of the Danube bend between Zebegény and Visegrád. The inscriptions ‘DUNA-IPOLY’ and ‘NEMZETI PARK’ are placed in two horizontal lines on the upper edge, in the middle. On the lower edge, in the middle, the coin is inscribed in handwriting with ‘Dunakanyar’, positioned on the representation. The initials of designer István Kósa are on the lower right edge.

The silver coin is struck in .925 fine silver and weighs 31.46 grams. Its size 26.4x39.6 mm and has a smooth edge. The non-ferrous metal coin is produced from copper (75%) and nickel (25%). It weighs 27.0 grams and has the same size and design as the silver coin.

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 Duna-Ipoly National Park 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 for three months from its date of issue or until stocks run out, respectively.

The coin is distributed by the Hungarian Mint Ltd. It will be on sale from 22 April 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 earlierare also on sale.



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