The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a commemorative version of the HUF 50 circulation coin on the occasion of the World Championship Division I Group A to be held in Hungary. Two million pieces of the special metal coin will be put into circulation, of which 12,000 coins in decorative packaging as first day mint (in BU finish) and 5,000 pieces in special proof finish as part of the 2018 circulation coin series.

The obverse 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 most relevant scene in ice hockey where a player takes a shot on the goal. The figure taken from the emblem of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation is also shown on this side of the coin.

The reverse 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, and it has a 1.8 mm high 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 at their face value for collectors at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint Ltd. at 7 Báthory 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, i.e. from 18 April 2018, 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 (

5,000 pieces of the new 50 forint circulation coin in proof finish made using a special technique will be distributed by the Hungarian Mint Ltd. as part of the 2018 coin series together with all denominations of the entire circulation coin series.

The MNB will make the coins available in limited quantities, by way of exchange, at its retail cash office at 1 Kiss Ernő utca, distr V, Budapest for three months after issuance.