University of Szeged silver collector coin 2021 Proof

University of Szeged -100 years of higher education in Szeged
collector coin.

10 000
date of issue:
issue limit:
38,61 mm
31,46 g
Kereszthury Gábor
SKU: KB022021-11


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The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading institutions of higher education, qualifi ed as a research university since 2010 and an ‘excellent’ university since 2013. Its roots reach back to the University of Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca), which was founded in 1581 (440 years ago). The university relocated to Szeged after the Treaty of Trianon in 1921, marking the start of higher education in Szeged. The university’s historical academic signifi cance is underlined by its illustrious Hungarian and international faculty, including Albert Szent-Györgyi, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his research there. The University of Szeged ranks as the best Hungarian university in the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international list of higher education institutions, with tertiary instruction in 13 fi elds. In the spirit of life-long learning, the University’s twelve faculties and Teacher Training Centre offer hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes, specialised training and adult education courses, covering subjects ranging from healthcare, humanities, economics, law, science and pedagogy to agriculture, engineering and fine arts.

Front: The front shows the facade of the Rector’s Offi ce of the University
of Szeged, with the iconic fountain on Dugonics tér in the foreground. The legend “100 ÉVES A SZEGEDI FELSŐOKTATÁS” (100 years of higher education in Szeged) denotes the occasion for this coin. The designer mark of Gábor Kereszthury is integrated into the main motif on the right side. On the obverse, the compulsory design elements of the coins are shown: the lettering ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ (Hungary), the denominations 10000 FORINT’, the mint year 2021 and the mint mark ‘BP.’
Back: AThe composition on the back of the coin features a portrait of a young Albert Szent-Györgyi, with the signature of this Hungarian Nobel Prize winner to the left. The circular legend on the top reads “SZEGEDI T U D O M Á N Y E G Y E T E M ” (University of Szeged), while the lower legend, offset slightly to the right, reads “SZENT-GYÖRGYI ALBERT EGYETEME” (Alma mater of Albert Szent-Györgyi).