The Hungarian Mint has issued an unusual coin which launches a new series honoring the country’s national parks. The new rectangular coin pays tribute to the Orsegi National Park, founded as recently as March 2002.
The obverse carries an image of the Dusky large blue butterfly, an endangered species but fortunately, abundant in the Orsegi National Park. The reverse of the coin illustrates the typical architectural style of a Szalafo-Pityerszer farmhouse, found within this region.
The coin is struck in .925 silver and in both proof (5000 pieces) and FDC (3000 pieces) quality. The dimensions are 39.6 / 26.4 mm and weighs 31.4 grams. The next coin in the series to be issued in 2011 will feature the Duna-Drava National Park.
More information is available at coins.hu