The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (National Bank of Hungary) has issued a non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of HUF 2,000 to commemorate the 425th anniversary of the first complete translation of the Bible into Hungarian.
The obverse features a representation of the Vizsoly Reformed Church. On the right, the coin is inscribed with ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’, with the value numeral and the inscription ‘FORINT’ placed below it in two horizontal lines. The mint year ‘2015’ and the mint mark ‘BP’ are positioned on the left of the representation.
The reverse bears a representation of a ‘V’ initial in a square frame. Outside the frame, the inscriptions from the left to the right read ‘425 ÉVES A VIZSOLYI BIBLIA’ and ’1590 – 2015’. The initials of designer Andrea Horváth are placed on the lower edge, in the centre.
The coin with a face value of HUF 50,000 is struck in .986 fine gold. It weighs 3.491 grams and it is 20 mm in diameter. The coin with a face value of HUF 5,000 is struck in .999 fine gold. It weighs 0.5 grams and it is 11 mm in diameter. The 2,000 forint non-ferrous metal coin is produced from copper (75%), nickel (4%) and zinc (21%). It weighs 2.7 grams and his 11 mm in diameter. It has a milled edge.
From 2014, all precious metal commemorative coins 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.
The mintage limit of the HUF 2,000 non-ferrous metal coin in proof-like finish is 5,000 pieces.