August 27, 2014

Hungarian Coin Honors Anyos Jedlik

The National Bank of Hungary has issued the latest collector’s coin (11th January) in the series which honours the country’s most noted and inspiring inventors and engineers.

The coin is square in shape and is struck in cupro-nickel with a face value of 1000 Forint, the coin is the work of designer Balazs Bito. The obverse carries a front-facing portrait of Anyos Jedlik (1800 – 1895) who is credited with the development of the dynamo and electric motor. Jedlik was also an accomplished Physicist.

The reverse of the coin depicts the inventor’s own Dyanamo prototype model from 1856 along with the coin’s value and text “MAGYAR KOZTARSASAG” and year of issue. The dimensions of the coin are 28.4 X 28.4 mm with a weight of 14 grams of cupro-nickel. The coin is struck in proof and BU quality, with a limit of 10,000 pieces each.

For more information, please visit the website of the Hungarian mint which have pages in English at: http://coins.hu/

(Coin images are kindly provided by the Hungarian Mint)

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