Published: April 10 2023
These special edition coins will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Petőfi Sándor's birth and the 175th anniversary of the 1848-1849 revolution and war of independence.
Details about the new coin
The coins come in two versions: a mirror-like silver coin worth HUF 30,000 with a total of 6,000 produced, and a colorful version with a silk finish worth HUF 7,500 with 8,000 produced.
Both coins will have a diameter of 52.5 mm and feature an image of the poet on one side and the first lines of the Nemzeti dal on the other.
To collect not to use
While these coins can be bought in stores, it is not recommended to use them to pay for goods and services due to their limited-edition status and expected increase in future value.
In the past, coins featuring other historical figures have become valuable collectibles over time.
Petőfi Sándor on Hungarian money
Petőfi Sándor has been featured on Hungarian currency before, notably on the paper HUF 10 bill which was first introduced in 1947 and discontinued due to inflation in 1992.
The new commemorative coins are a beautiful and valuable way to celebrate Hungary's beloved poet and remember a significant moment in the country's history.