15,000 forint - 240th anniversary of the foundation of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 15,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000 to mark the 240th anniversary of the foundation of Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the main building of the university. The collector coin was designed by artist András Szilos. Following the event, experts from the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) discussed current issues relating to the sustainable economy and the possibilities of green investments in a roundtable discussion based on the research results of the BME and the MNB Green Economy Workshop. Today, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 15,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000 to mark the 240th anniversary of the foundation of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. On the obverse, the frontal representation of a section of the main building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics is displayed in an asymmetric position. Under the representation, the inscriptions ‘MŰEGYETEM 1782’ (University of Technology, 1782), ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ (Hungary) referring to the place of the issuance, the denominations ‘15,000’ and ‘2,000’ and the lettering ‘FORINT’, the mint year ‘2022’ and the mint mark ‘BP.’ are featured broken into five lines. As the central motif of the reverse, the anniversary logo, created to honour the 240 years of the BME, is featured. In the background, the number ‘240’ is seen in multiple images. In the ring around the central motif, in a semi-circular legend, the name of the university is shown at the top and in English at the bottom: ‘BUDAPESTI MŰSZAKI ÉS GAZDASÁGTUDOMÁNYI EGYETEM’ and ‘BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS’. The two inscriptions are separated by the stylised representation of a flower ornament on the University sceptre on the left and on the right, by the master mark of metal designer András Szilos, the designer of the coin. A special feature of the collector coin is the inner edge on the reverse showing the name of the University in Latin ‘UNIVERSITAS BUDAPESTINENSIS SCIENTIARUM TECHNICARUM ET OECONOMICARUM’.