2,000 forint - The Hungarian vizsla
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will launch a non-ferrous metal collector coin of HUF 2,000 named Hungarian Vizsla on 7 September 2019, the National Hunter's Day. With the collector coin, the Bank seeks to launch a new series presenting the Hungarian shepherd and hunting dogs. The generic term ‘Hungarian shepherd and hunting dogs’ refers to nine dog breeds, and it was added to the Collection of Hungarikums in 2017. Of these, one of the most well-well-known Hungarian hunting dog breed is the Hungarian Vizsla all over the world. Its conscious breeding was started in Trenčín in 1712. The breed standard was first described in 1930, which was approved by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Organization) in 1935 and consequently the Hungarian vizsla was added to the official list of internationally acknowledged national breeds. The Hungarian vizsla is an ancient breed with high stability. The breeding of the shorthaired vizsla was started in the 1930s. The first shorthaired yellow Hungarian vizsla was presented and judged in 1943. The breed became internationally recognised in 1966. It is characterised by elegant external features, a graceful build and smooth movement. Being gentle-mannered, and highly intelligent, it even stands out among other vizslas. It is versatile, not just a hunting dog, and certain to become a family pet the children’s playmate. However it is not fit for protecting property.