50 forint - 52nd International Eucharistic Congress
To celebrate the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Budapest in 2021, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is today issuing a silver commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 10,000, a non-ferrous metal commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 2,000, as well as a commemorative version of the HUF 50 circulation coin. Hungary will once again play host to the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) between 5 and 12 September 2021. More than sixty lecturers from nearly forty countries on five continents will arrive in the Hungarian capital to attend the one-week international event. A wealth of colourful spiritual and cultural programmes will enrich the Congress, at the closing event of which Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Mass. Hungary was given the opportunity to hold one of the greatest events of the Catholic community first in 1938. It is hoped that the Congress, postponed from 2020 to this year due to the global pandemic, will bring spiritual renewal for the Hungarian society. To commemorate the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, the MNB issued a silver commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and a non-ferrous metal commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 2,000, and put into circulation a commemorative version of the HUF 50 circulation coin. As part of the issuing ceremony, Cardinal Péter Erdő and CEO of the Hungarian Post György Schamschula honoured the Congress by issuing a stamp block for the occasion. The primary purpose of the silver and non-ferrous metal coins titled ‘52. Nemzetközi Eucharisztikus Kongresszus’ (52nd International Eucharistic Congress) is awareness-raising and disseminating information; they should not be used to make everyday payments. Their face value serves to preserve the value of these coins for the collector.