The National Bank of Hungary has issued (12th April) a new coin highlighting a Hungarian author of national repute on the occasion of his 125th anniversary of birth. The coin features Árpád Tóth (1886 – 1928) who was a member of the first generation of exceptionally versatile authors, he was a contributor to the “Nyugat”, a critical literary journal which lifted Hungarian literature onto the European stage.
The coin is designed by Márta Csikai and depicts the author in front view looking to the right along with the years, “1886 – 1928” and his name along the upper edge to the right of the portrait.
The reverse of the coin shows a handwritten quote from his poem “Az árnyból szőtt lélek” (Soul Woven of Shadows) and a facsimile of his signature along with the coin’s denomination of 5000 Forint and year of issue, 2011 to the right of the central design.
The coin is struck in .925 fine silver with a weight of 31.4 grams and a diameter of 38.6 mm. The maximum mintage has been set at 4,000 pieces in proof quality and 2,000 pieces in brilliant uncirculated, for a total of 6,000 coins.
For more information on this and other coins currently on offer from the National Bank of Hungary, please visit the Hungarian Mint’s website at: http://coins.hu/