The Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue (12th June) a silver collector coin honoring of the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the Deák tér Lutheran Church of Budapest. This will represent the fourth in the series of commemorative coins celebrating Hungarian ecclesiastical architecture. The three previous featured the Esztergom Cathedral, the Reformed Church in Debrecen, and the Budapest Synagogue in Dohány Street.
The obverse of the present release depicts the front façade of the structure. This is the work of Emma Sz. Egyed. The reverse of the coin depicts the altar which was completed for the consecration in 1811.
The coin’s face value is 5000 Forint and is struck in .925 silver with a weight of 31.4 grams and a diameter of 38.61 mm. The scallop-shaped coin will be struck in both proof quality with a total of 5000 pieces and uncirculated with a total mintage of 3000 pieces.
For more information on this and other coins available from the Mint of Hungary, please visit their website at: www.coins.hu