50 forint - 150 years of organised fire departments in Hungary
The face value side of the commemorative 50-forint circulation coins is identical to the standard 50-forint coin currently in circulation. However, instead of the usual saker falcon, the thematic side features a composition of a richly decorated firefighter helmet above two crossed fire axes in the centre, surrounded by the outlines of a lifeline with a laurel wreath running around it in the background. Between the carabiners at both ends of the lifeline, the mint year 2020 is shown. On the edge of the coin, decorated with a string of pearls, the lettering MAGYARORSZÁG is featured, with the lower legend 150 ÉVES A SZERVEZETT MAGYAR TŰZOLTÓSÁG (150 Years of Organised Fire Departments in Hungary). The two legends are separated by a flame on each side. The thematic side of the coin was designed by István Kósa. The technical parameters of the coin are identical to those of the 50-forint coins in circulation: it is produced from an alloy of copper (75%) and nickel (25%), has a weight of 7.7 grams and a diameter of 27.4 mm, with an edge height of 1.8 mm and a smooth edge. Two million commemorative 50-forint circulation coins will be issued. The public will be able to familiarise themselves with the new coin in circulation in cash transactions while making everyday purchases. Of the total number of 2 million, 12,000 first-day mint versions (in BU finish) will be available in numbered decorative packaging from the day of issuance, 4 May 2020, exclusively online in the webshop of the Hungarian Mint Ltd., (https://www.penzvero.hu/) due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.