20 forint - Everyday heroes standing their ground during the emergency
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing new collector versions of the 10 and 20 forint coins in recognition of, and to express respect for, the dedicated work of our fellow citizens who played an outstanding role in the efforts made during the coronavirus pandemic. Two million pieces of each of the special metal coins will be put into circulation from today. The face value side of the 10 and 20 forint coins to be newly issued will be identical to that of the coins of corresponding value; however, on the thematic side the conventional coat of arms and the Hungarian iris motive will be replaced by a new shared motive. Inside the string of pearls along the edge of the coin the upper legend features “MAGYARORSZÁG” (Hungary), while the lower legend shows “2020”, the year of minting, between two dots. The unknown heroes – of various professions and occupations, standing firm in the emergency – are schematically depicted, in the shape of a heart in the middle of the field, with the words “TISZTELET A HŐSÖKNEK” (tribute to the heroes) in two lines. The heart-shaped coin picture is a worthy representation of the joint effort of all Hungarians and gives a lively expression of gratitude and respect.