Semmelweis University is a leading institution of higher education in Hungary and the Central European region within the area of medicine and health sciences. Its main commitment is based on the integrity of education, research and healing, which make Semmelweis University an internationally renowned centre of knowledge.
Front: The obverse of the collector coins features the finial of the university sceptre included in the symbols of Semmelweis University’s dignity, which is surrounded on the edge of the coin by the original chain of office of the dean. Today the faculty sceptre has become the symbol of the University as a whole, which, together with the chains of office, takes on an important role at the University’s major ceremonies. The compulsory design elements: the value numerals 2000 FORINT FORINT, the lettering ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’, the mint year 2019 and the mint mark ‘BP’ containing a special safety feature are on the obverse of the coins.
Back: The central motif on the reverse of the collector coins is the coat of arms of Semmelweis University, which is a heraldic symbol of the coherence of the faculties. The coat of arms is surrounded by the upper semi-circular inscription ‘250 ÉVES A SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM’ and the lower semi-circular inscription ‘SERVAMUS VITAM ATQUE SERVIMUS’ (To Protect and Serve life), the University’s Latin motto. The semi-circular inscriptions are separated on the left by the internal ornamental motif of the Rector’s Office Building, which is also included in the University’s corporate identity handbook, and the master mark of sculptor Virág Szabó, the designer of the collector coins.