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Hungarian mint issues Commemorative Coin in honor of Dezsö Kosztolányi

On March 29th, 2010 the Hungarian Mint has issued a new commemorative coin in honor of the Hungarian poet, Dezsö Kosztolányi you would celebrate his 125th birthday in 2010...
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Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

Hungary will issue a new commemorative coin on the occasion of the 30th European Championships in Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water... more ]

Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

Hungary issues a new commemorative coin on the admonishments of king St. Stephen to his son St. Emeric. One of the most eminent Hungarian historians writes about the medieval background... more ]

Hungarian Commemorative Coin honors the inventor of the biro

On September 29th, 2010 the Hungarian National Bank issued a new commemorative coin. It is dedicated to Lászlo József Biro the inventor of the biro... more ]

Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central bank of Hungary) will issue the last two new silver collector coins of 2010 on November, 6th. The topic is the 200th anniversary of Ferenc Erkel, the composer of the Hungarian national anthem.... more ]

New Issue of the Hungarian Mint

January 11, 2011 the Hungarian mint has issued a new commemorative coin dedicated to Anyos Jedlik and the principle of the self-excitation in 1861... more ]

New Issue of the Hungarian Mint

January 12, 2011 the Hungarian mint has issued a new commemorative coin on the occasion of the Hungarian EU-Presidency 2011...
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Wooden masks and black storks – The Hungarian Central Bank issues new coins in April

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued three silver coins in the month of April celebrating a festivity of major importance for the whole country, a great poet, and Hungary’s magnificent Danube National Park...
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The Deák tér Lutheran Church of Budapest

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a silver collector coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the Lutheran Church of Deák tér in Budapest. It is the fourth coin of the series “Masterpieces of the Hungarian ecclesiastical architecture”... more ]

The engineer and the politician

On August 6, 2011 the Hungarian Mint has issued a silver coin in memory of István Bibó, Hungarian Minister, writer and lawyer. On 14th August a gold collector coin was be released in the series “The smallest gold coin of the world” on occasion of the 200th anniversary of Adam Clark’s birth. The Scottish engineer supervised the building of the bridge between Buda and Pest... more ]

Hungary Commemorates 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Franz Liszt

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued two commemorative coins, one in gold and one as piedfort, to honor Franz Liszt. The great Austro-Hungarian composer was a student of Chopin and Paganini, and was born 200 years ago in an Hungarian village... more ]

Two new collector coins from Hungary

The Central Bank of Hungary issues two new collector silver coins. One of them is dedicated to “The Tragedy of Men” written by Imre Madach. The other coin is part of the programme “European Artists” and celebrates the 125th birthday of the sculptor and artist Jozsef Remenyi. more ]

Hungarian coin honors the writer István Örkény

István Örkény was the creator of world-class Hungarian grotesque prose. In honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth the Hungarian Mint has issued a collector coin being part of the series “Great Figures of Hungarian Literature”. more ]

Coin commemorates first Hungarian satellite

Masat-1 (the name derives from MAgyar and SATellite) was the first satellite built completely by Hungarians. The Hungarian Mint has issued a collector coin on that occasion... more ]

The first golden florin on a collector coin

On June 15, 2012 the Hungarian Mint issued a gold collector coin that reproduces in its centre a historic gold florin of King Charles I (1301-1342). This is the first coin in the series “Gold Florins of Medieval Hungary”. more ]

Hungarian coins on Olympic Games

In occasion of the Olympics Summer Games in London the Central Bank of Hungary issues a gold and a silver collector coin dedicated to the most successful disciplines of the country: the kayak and canoe sprint on still water. The gold coin is one of the world’s smallest. more ]

100 years Hungarian Scout Association marked in silver

Marking the centennial anniversary of the Hungarian Scout Association, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin with a matching 100 forint denomination. The official logo of the organisation – a lily with the Hungarian holy crown – is depicted on the obverse. more ]

Hungary's first oval coin dedicated to Nobel Prize Winner

Hungary’s first oval coin is the first coin in a new series of Hungarian Nobel Prize Winners. The National Bank of Hungary commemorates Albert Szent-Györgyi, the Discoverer of Vitamin C, with this issue. more ]

Hungary honours first governor of National Bank with silver coin

The National Bank of Hungary remembers the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sándor Popovics, First Governor of the National Bank, with a silver coin. more ]

Hungary issues coins on UNESCO protected táncház dance method

In 2011 the UNESCO inscribed the táncház method on the register of best safeguarding practices, as a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage. To the táncház the Central Bank of Hungary dedicates a series of silver collector coins. more ]

Hungary celebrates 100th anniversary of birth of Sándor Weöres

The Central Bank of Hungary celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Weöres (1913-1989), Hungarian poet and writer with a new issue. The coin is part of the European silver collector program, whose common topic in 2013 is “European writers”... more ]

Hungary celebrates 150th anniversary of writer Géza Gárdonyi

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the writer Géza Gárdonyi, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a new collector coin featuring a scene of the Battle at the Castle of Eger 1552, an event that has inspired Gárdonyi to write one of Hungary’s most favorite novels. more ]

Hungary releases second part of series ‘Gold florins of Medieval Hungary’

Hungary issues the second part of the collector series ‘Gold florins of Medieval Hungary’ depicting the golden florin of Louis I (1342-1382), thus honoring one of their great leaders from the medieval past. more ]

Hungary's new Commemorative Coin honors József Eötvös

On 11th September 2013, the Central Bank of Hungary issued a new commemorative coin, honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of József Eötvös. more ]

Hungary honors Robert Capa with Commemorative Coin

On the occasion of his 100th anniversary, the Central Bank of Hungary issues a commemorative coin in honor of Robert Capa, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, working primarily as a photojournalist and war correspondent. more ]

Hungarian commemorative coin honours composer Béni Egressy

Marking the 200th anniversary of Béni Egressy’s birthday, the National Bank of Hungary is issuing a commemorative coin in silver and non-ferrous metal. The front of the coin shows the notes to the first line of the Szózat, “Hazádnak rendületlenül”, while the back bears a portrait of Egressy. more ]

National Bank of Hungary celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a collector coin to mark the 90th anniversary of its foundation. The coin was designed by Gábor Kereszthury. A silver, HUF 10,000 version and a HUF 2,000 non-ferrous version were minted. more ]

Hungarian Mint Issues Gold Florin of Queen Mary

With the issue of Queen Mary’s gold florin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins”, launched with the gold florins of Charles I in 2012 and Louis I in 2013. more ]

Hungary commemorates 150th anniversary of the death of András Fáy

By issuing a collector coin marking the 150th anniversary of his death, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the life and work of András Fáy, founder of the First Hungarian Savings Bank. more ]

Collector Coin for the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta

The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a Catholic organisation with rich and varied activities to help those in need. And good deeds are rewarded, here with a commemorative coin from the Hungarian Mint. more ]

Hungarian Mint commemorates famous architect Miklós Ybl

Hungary marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Miklós Ybl with the issue of a silver collector coin in 2014. The coin’s front shows the church in Fót, as interpreted by the sculptress Ildikó Eröss, with a portrait and signature of Ybl on the back. more ]

New issue in Hungarian Nobel Prize winners commemorative coin series

On 10 October 2014, the Central Bank of Hungary issued a collector coin in honour of Róbert Bárány. Róbert Bárány received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1914 for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear. more ]

New Hungarian Collector Coin for the painter István Csók

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the great Hungarian painter István Csók with the issuance of a commemorative coin marking the 150th anniversary of his birth. more ]

Hungary dedicates coin to Jurisics Castle

Continuing its series “Hungarian Castles” the Magyar Nemzeti Bank now adds a new 10,000-Ft silver coin and a 2,000-Ft non-ferrous coin commemorating Jurisics Castle in Köszeg. The castle became particularly famous during the Ottoman wars in the 16th century. more ]

Hungary celebrates Duna-Ipoly National Park

As part of its series “National Parks of Hungary”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a commemorative coin presenting the Danube-Ipoly National Park. The park was created in 1997 and is home to many rare species. more ]

Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours Hungarian chronicler Sebestyén Tinódi

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the great Hungarian chronicler Sebestyén Tinódi by issuing a collector coin. The coin was designed by Tamás E. Soltra. more ]

Hungarian Collector Coin for the Nobel Prize Winner Richárd Zsigmondy

As part of the collector coin series honouring Hungarian Nobel Prize winners, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a 5000-forint silver and a 2000-forint non-ferrous coin, marking 150th birthday of Richárd Zsigmondy and 90th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Prize. more ]

Hungary Issues Coin In Honour of a Firefighter

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a collector coin celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Kornél Szilvay, one of the greatest figures in the history of Hungarian firefighting technology. more ]

Coin celebrates anniversary of first Hungarian bible translation

Marking the 425th anniversary of the first, full Hungarian translation of the Bible, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates Mohács National Memorial

Mohács was the scene where nearly 18,000 Hungarian soldiers died on August 29, 1526. The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a coin in commemoration of the victims and the Mohács National Memorial. more ]

Collector’s version of Hungarian National and Memorial Historical Sites coin released

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has released a commemorative version of the HUF 50 circulation coin of the National and Memorial Historcial Sites series. It attempts to draw general attention to the importance of national and historical memorial sites, their purpose as well as to the role played by the various sites in history. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates 110th Anniversary of Magyar Nemzeti Bank Building and 150th Anniversary of birth of Miksa Róth

With the latest collector coin, Hungary celebrates the 110th anniversary of the building of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of glass painter and mosaic artist Miksa Róth. more ]

Hungary issues coin in honor of Ignac Semmelweis

Commemorating “The savior of mothers”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin with a portrait of Ignac Semmelweis. Available in two versions, the coin is part of “The World’s Smallest Gold Coins Series”. more ]

Hungarian coin celebrates 5th anniversary of adoption of Fundamental Law

Marking the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Fundamental Law, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a 10,000-forint silver collector coin and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous version bearing the same image. more ]

Hungary issues coin on Szigetvár Castle

The National Bank of Hungary continues releasing its “Hungarian Castles” series of collector coins with the seventh coin: “Szigetvár Castle” renders homage to the 450th anniversary of the Szigetvár siege. more ]

Hungarian coins celebrate forint’s 70th birthday

As 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of Hungary’s forint currency system, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues silver and non-ferrous collector coins. Designed by István Kósa, the coins feature elements of the renewed 20,000-Ft banknote. more ]

Hungarian Mint issues the gold florin of Sigismund

With the issue of King Sigismund’s gold florin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins”. Sigismund was crowned King of Hungary on 31 March 1387 in Székesfehérvár and was one of the most important rulers of the late Middle Age. more ]

Hungarian coins celebrate 2016 Summer Olympics

Marking the XXXI. Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro August 5-21 and the Paralympic Games September 7-18, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin, in three denominations, made of three materials. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates Budapest Zoo’s 150th anniversary

To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Budapest Zoo, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a commemorative coin in 2016. Available in two denominations and two materials, it features some of the Zoo’s highly popular animals. more ]

Hungarian coins mark 1,700th anniversary of St Martin’s birth

To commemorate the 1,700th anniversary of the birth of Saint Martin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a collector coin, available as a silber and a non-ferrous version. The two different designs render homage to Saint Martin, one of Europe’s most popular saints. more ]

Hungarian coins commemorate István Széchenyi

On the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the birth of István Széchenyi, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin in two materials and denominations. They honor a key character in the political struggles and the transformation of Hungarian society. more ]

Hungarian coin dedicated to Saint Margaret of Hungary

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a 50,000-forint gold coin and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous coin dedicated to Saint Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV was born 775 years ago and could foretell the future according to the medieval legend. more ]

Hungarian coin features Budapest New Public Cemetery plots

As the third member of its series “National Memorial Sites”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a HUF 2,000 bronze patinated commemorative coin. Marking the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution, its depiction features plot 301 in the Budapest New Public Cemetery. more ]

Hungarian coins devoted to poet Arany

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of famous poet János Arany, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a 5,000-forint miniature gold coin, a 10,000-forint silver coin and an identical 2,000-forint non-ferrous coin. more ]

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