On August 19 the Hungarian Mint launched a new coin series on the achievements of the National Hauszmann Program, a 10 year project launched in 2014 to reconstruct Budapest Castle Palace and its surroundings.This 3,000 forint coin depicts the rebuilt St Stephen’s Hall, an integral part of the Palace of Buda that is being restored to its original state having been destroyed in World War II. It is called the pinnacle of turn-of the-century Hungarian applied arts.The obverse shows a pattern of the tapestry of the reborn hall spread out in a circle with the apostolic double cross in the center and other decorative elements of the tapestry around it. The back shows a piece of the Zsolnay fireplace, the central feature of Saint Stephen’s Hall with Saint Stephen’s bust in the middle. The motif on the edges is depicted with lines resembling those from a blueprint.Coins of buildings renovated or reconstructed under the National Hauszmann Program and other sites in the castle will be released annually. Another special feature of the series is the hexagonal shape and its material, the collection is made from what is known as Nordic gold (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc and 1% tin alloy).