The intertwined history of the Reformed College and the Great Reformed Church of Debrecen forms the framework for this national memorial site, which highlights aspects such as the struggle of the Hungarian Reformed Church for religious tolerance and the development and fruition of the Protestant system of culture and institutions, as well as the heritage of the struggle for independence and independent political traditions.
Front: “The front of the coin bears the image of a keystone boss from the Church of St. Andrew which stood on the site of the Great Reformed Church in mediaeval times, with a flag and a lamb motif. The ‘Agnus Dei’ image is a defining symbol of the Memorial Site, as this motif also appears as a Reformed symbol in the city’s coat-of-arms. The keystone boss depicted on the front of the coin is preserved in the Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen. The Latin motto of the College appears in the lower circular legend “orando et laborando” (Pray and work), with
“magyarország” (Hungary) in the upper circular legend.”
Back: The back of the coin features a depiction of the buildings of the national memorial site ‘Debrecen, Great Reformed Church and College’ with the tower of the Great Reformed Church and part of the Reformed College in the background. Above the College building is the emblem of the national memorial sites and the legend “nemzeti” and “emlékhely” (“National” and “Memorial Site”) in three horizontal lines, aligned to the centre axis. The circular legend around the top edge reads “Református Nagytemplom és Kollégium” (Great Reformed Church and College) and “Debrecen” around the bottom edge.