The Hungarian National Bank (HNB) plans to issue 24 collector coins in 14 themes in 2023, the thematically and technically diverse collector coin program includes the continuation of eight previously started series, MTI reports, according to the HNB.

According to the plans, there will be one exceptionally high-value gold, as well as nine silver and five separate non-ferrous coins, and non-ferrous versions of the precious metal collector coins will be put into circulation. Among the topics are important historical, scientific and artistic anniversaries, including the bicentenary of the writing of the Hungarian National Anthem and the birth of Sándor Petőfi, as well as the 175th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence. The face value of the silver collector coin decorated with Petőfi's face is 30,000 HUF.

Collector coin issued for the 200th anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem (Source: HNB)

Among the literary anniversaries will be the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important Hungarian poets of the Enlightenment, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz, but the program also includes the Hungarian National Archives, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary. The Bank is also paying tribute to the selfless work of the National Ambulance Service, which has been in operation for 75 years.

A new member has been added to the series of the Nation-Building Sovereigns from the Árpád Dynasty, including the most valuable gold collector coin of the year, which will be issued in an exceptionally low mintage of 500 copies.

They also commemorate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian National Archives (Source: HNB)

Series going back decades are also continuing, such as the series of medals promoting national monuments or Hungarian inventors and their inventions. The popular coin series featuring the Hungarian herding and hunting dog breeds, as well as the Hungarian folk tales collector series, are also enriched with a new member, whose focus is on our national values, which have become Hungarikums. Two new elements have been added to the series featuring Wolf Prize-winning mathematical researchers of Hungarian origin.

The shapes of the collector coins will be varied, in addition to the standard round coins, there will also be square, rectangular (a new piece in the series featuring Hungarian inventors and their inventions and the national parks in Hungary) and hexagonal collector coins (a new element of the National Hauszmann Program collector coin series) in the program. The special feature of the latter is that its pieces can be assembled in a mosaic-like manner.

The hexagonal collector coin depicting the Riding Hall from the "National Hauszmann Program" series (Source: HNB)

Hungarian Mint Ltd., which manufactures and distributes the collector coins, offers the possibility of pre-registration for the elements of the program for 21 calendar days from January 16, or until stocks in the booking option last. The silver and non-ferrous metal versions of this year’s first issuance, the ‘200th Anniversary of the Poem of the National Anthem of Hungary’ collector coins will be available for purchase through the Hungarian Mint Ltd.’s sales channels without the booking option. Detailed information on the booking and purchase schedule is available at, MTI reports.

Source: MTI

Cover photo: Petőfi's portrait will be on the 30,000 HUF coin (Source: HNB)