A new forint coin will arrive on Friday, costing 100,000 forints

The commemorative coin will be the third member of the collector’s series presenting the Hungarian saints of the Árpád House, following the commemorative coins issued by St. Margaret in 2017 and the commemorative coin issued in 2019. The commemorative coins were designed by the applied artist Zoltán Endrődy, he announced MNB.

St. Elizabeth is one of the best known and most beloved saints of the Middle Ages, the patron saint of wives, young mothers, the Franciscan third order, and serving love. II. Andrew (1205–1235), daughter of the Hungarian king and Gertrude of Merania, IV. Béla’s sister is the wife of Louis, Count of Thuringia.

He established a shelter for orphans after the birth of his first child and a hospital after the birth of his second child. In 1225, during the Great Famine, with the opening of the Wartburg canteen, he fed the poor and cared for the needy. After the death of her husband, she lived in modest conditions until her death in 1231, when she was 24 years old. Although the emperor also asked for a marriage, he still chose to serve the poor. In 1235, 4 years after his death IX. He was consecrated by Pope Gregory. It was then that her legend arose of a woman committed to the fallen, active in the wider community in addition to her family, who set an example for her contemporaries and posterity.

On the obverse of the new commemorative coin, between two vertical stripes, a quote from St. Elizabeth of Árpád’s house can be read in eight horizontal lines: “I TELL YOU THAT WE SHOULD GET PEOPLE”. The obverse also bears the obligatory elements of the commemorative coins: the inscription “HUNGARY”, the denomination “100000” and “2000”, the inscription “HUF”, the year of mintage “2021” and the word “BP”. verdejel.

The central element of the obverse of the commemorative coin is the figure of St. Elizabeth of Árpád House standing in an arched gate, which was inspired by the wooden statue of St. Elizabeth’s Parish Church in Budapest. The depiction simultaneously refers to the two wonders of St. Elizabeth of Árpád’s house, the miracle of roses and the miracle of the cross. To the left of the representation, in four lines, the “SZT. The words “1207-1231” referring to his birth and death can be read in three lines on the right. The master ticket of the designer Zoltán Endrődy is located at the bottom of the commemorative coin, next to the figure of St. Elizabeth of Árpád House.

Both commemorative coins have a diameter of 22 mm and a smooth edge. The commemorative coin with a face value of HUF 100,000 is made of 986 per thousand gold and weighs 6,982 grams (2 ducats). The non-ferrous metal version with a face value of HUF 2,000 is made of an alloy of copper (75 per cent), nickel (4 per cent) and zinc (21 per cent) and weighs 4.2 grams. 2,000 pieces of gold commemorative coin can be made in mirror-proof design, and 5,000 pieces of non-ferrous metal in silk-gloss (BU) design.

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