50 forint - The Wrestling World Championship

Series: Hungary - Commemorative 50 forint coins

Image of 50 forint coin - The Wrestling World Championship | Hungary 2018.  The Copper–Nickel (CuNi) coin is of BU quality.
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a commemorative version of the HUF-50 circulation coin on 17 October 2018 on the occasion of the Wrestling World Championship to be held in Hungary. The special metal coin will enter circulation in 2 million pieces. 12,000 of these will be issued as first-day mint in a decorative packaging (in BU finish).

The face value side of the 50-forint coins to be issued is identical with that of the 50-forint coin denomination currently in circulation; however, replacing the usual saker falcon the thematic side features one of the classic actions in wrestling: the moment of a throw. To the left of the central motif, on the left edge of the coin, the Hungarian flag is shown in a heraldic design with the centre stripe bearing the mint year 2018. A horizontal line representing the mat separates the figures of the two wrestlers from an obligatory element of the coin, the lettering ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’. Starting from the flag the inscription ‘BIRKÓZÓ-VILÁGBAJNOKSÁG’ (Wrestling World Championship) appears in a legend highlighted by the line running beneath it. The edge of the coin side is decorated with a string of pearls.

The thematic side of the coin was designed by István Kósa. The technical parameters of the coin are identical to the 50-forint coins used in circulation: it is produced from an alloy of copper (75%) and nickel (25%). It weighs 7.70 grams, it is 27.4 mm in diameter, its edge height is 1.8 mm and it has a smooth edge.

2 million pieces will be made from the commemorative version of the 50-forint circulation coin. The public will be able to familiarise themselves with the coin during cash transactions when making everyday purchases. The coins, produced in BU finish, will be available at their face value for collectors at the coin shop of the Hungarian Mint Ltd. at 7 Báthory utca, Budapest, before they enter circulation until stocks last.

12,000 pieces of the first day mint (in BU finish) will be available in serial numbered decorative packaging from the day of issuance - 17 October 2018 - through the distribution channels of the Hungarian Mint Ltd., at the coin shop of the company, as well as in the webshop on the company’s website.