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175th Anniversary of Setting the Szózat to Music collector silver coin 2018

To mark the 175th anniversary of Setting the Szózat to music, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a large 20,000-forint silver collector coin.

denomination:
20 000 Ft
edge:
PP
date of issue:
2018.05.09.
material:
Ag/Ezüst
fineness:
.925
issue limit:
5000
diameter:
52,5 mm
weight:
77,76 g
designer:
Kereszthury Gábor
SKU: KB022018-04

87,50 

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Szállítás: 4-5 munkanap
Termék kód: KB022018-04

Description

The poem, encouraging patriotism and loyalty, was written by Mihály Vörösmarty in 1836. Béni Egressy composed music to it in 1843 in response to an open competition launched by the National Theatre. Egressy submitted his composition with the motto “May every man be human and Hungarian!”. Its premiere took place on 10 May 1843. The outcome of the competition was decided by the audience: the composition was recognised with a standing ovation. A reason for its huge success might have been that the winning composition reflected the current trends in music and rhythm, it matched the spirit of the age; therefore, it soon became well-known as a popular “national song”.

Front: On the obverse of the commemorative coins a half-body portrait of Mihály Vörösmarty writing the Appeal is shown with the national flag in the background. This composition was inspired by a Miklós Barabás’ painting. On the left, the coat-of-arms of Hungary is featured, while on the right a quotation, the most significant stanza, taken from the original manuscript of the Appeal, is shown (“No other spot in all the world / can touch your heart as home— / let fortune bless or fortune curse, / from hence you shall not roam!”) completed with the poet’s signature. The compulsory design elements of commemorative coins are placed on the obverse: the lettering “MAGYARORSZÁG” in the upper legend, under it, the mint year 2018, and below, to the right in three lines below each other the value numerals 20 000 FORINT and the mint mark “BP.”, which includes security features in micro lettering to provide protection against counterfeiting.
Back:On the reverse side of the commemorative coin a half-body portrait of Béni Egressy, the composer of the music to the Appeal is shown, which was also inspired by a Miklós Barabás’ painting. The representation of the old building of the National Theatre is positioned in the background: the premiere of the musical composition took place here. The lettering “175 ÉVES A SZÓZAT ZENÉJE” highlights the occasion the coin is issued on. Next to Egressy’s figure a part of the sheet music for the Appeal, the starting melody often quoted in later compositions is shown, while the composer’s signature is placed at the bottom. The master mark of applied artist Gábor Kereszthury, the designer of the coin is hidden in the coin design.
Keywords:silver collector coin, large coin, 2018

Additional information

Weight 0.7776 kg

TECHNIKAI PARAMÉTEREK

Névérték:
20 000 Ft Forint
Darabszám:
5000 darab
Anyag:
Ag/Ezüst
Súly:
77,76 gr
Átmérő:
52,5 mm
Minőség:
PP
Kiadás ideje:
2018.05.09
Cikkszám:
KB022018-04