Hungary's 2015 proof set with the "normal" circulation coins of HUF 5-10-20-50-100-200 includes an extra circulating commemorative in 2015. The commemorative 50 forint was limited to 2 million pieces, but only with 3,000 of in Proof quality that are only available as part of the 2015 proof set.
Honoring the past is an integral part of society’s national and communal awareness. Memorial sites form a spatial bond between this past and its remembrance, accompanying Hungary’s history from its foundation all the way to the second half of the 20th century. These memorials include both places of glory and grief, functioning as symbolic scenes of diligent progress and struggle.
The common logo of the versions of the 50-Ft circulation coin presenting Hungary’s national and historical memorials was inspired by the Royal Hungarian Sceptre, a symbol with multi-faceted significance. The motif of the knot simultaneously expresses the bonds that hold Hungarians together and recalls that the nation is bound to protect its memorials and past values, preserving the important role they play in the national identity. The memory of the past plays an increasingly important role in society’s self-understanding as a nation and coherent group. Memorial sites form a spatial bond between this past and its remembrance, accompanying Hungary’s history from its foundation all the way to the second half of the 20th century. The Act on the Protection of Cultural Heritage governs national and historical memorial sites in Hungary. National memorial sites are locations of outstanding significance in the history of the Hungarian nation and serve as the backdrop for commemoration services by the entire nation. Historical memorials are generally sites which play a narrower role in a local community’s identity and as such represent important parts of Hungary’s national heritage. There are currently 14 national memorials and 46 historical memorials in Hungary. The common symbol of these national and historical memorials was inspired by the Royal Hungarian Sceptre, a motif with multi-faceted significance. The motif of the double knot simultaneously expresses the bonds that hold us together and reminds us that we are bound to protect our memorials and past values, preserving the important role they play in our identity. As part of this mission, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is proud to issue a 50-Ft circulation coin, with the traditional saker falcon replaced by the symbol of the memorials, as depicted by the coin’s designer, István Kósa.