The first issue of the year will be the Hungarian Folk Dance House silver coin with a face value of HUF 3,000 on 28 February. The coin will be issued as part of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ series.
The ‘Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins 1305–1526’ series, launched last year, will continue in 2013. The second piece of the series will be a gold coin commemorating the Gold Florin of Louis I (1342–1382), to be issued on 30 April. The coin will have a face value of HUF 50,000. As the inaugural coin of the series last year, the Louis I coin will also be issued in normal and piedfort proof.
On 22 June, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 5,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Weöres. This piece will fit the 2013 literary theme of the Europa Coin Programme as well as the ‘Hungarian Literature’ series.
The only non-ferrous metal coin of 2013 will be issued in the second half of the year, on 3 August. The Géza Gárdonyi: Eclipse of the Crescent Moon coin with a face value of HUF 1,000 will be issued as the next piece of the ‘Hungarian Literature for Youth’ series.
2013 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of József Eötvös. The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will celebrate this event by issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of 3,000 on 3 September.
World soccer events enjoy immense popularity. Although the next World Cup will take place in 2014, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank will anticipate the event already on 1 October 2013. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 3,000 will be issued as part of the ‘FIFA WORLD CUP 2014’ international coin programme.
The second gold coin of the year, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Capa, will be issued on 22 October. The piece, with a face value of HUF 5,000, weighing 0.5 grams and having a diameter of 11 mm, will be the fourth in the ‘World’s Smallest Coin’ international collector programme.
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will complete its 2013 coin issuance programme in November, by continuing the ‘Hungarian Nobel Prize Winners’ series. An oval-shaped coin, typical of the series, will be issued on the 50th anniversary of Eugene Paul Wigner being awarded the Nobel Prize on 17 November with a face value of HUF 3,000.
The specifications and designs of the coins are accessible under Banknotes and Coins/Collector Coins at www.mnb.hu. The coins will continue to be sold by the Hungarian Mint. Collectors will have the opportunity to subscribe electronically for the coins for one month from the time of this press release at the Hungarian Mint (www.penzvero.hu), personally in the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint (8–9 Szabadság tér, Budapest) or by post by filling out the relevant form.
MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK