Hungary finally issue Euro 2020 coin

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14 June 2021
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Hungarian Mint Ltd have released their Euro 2020 coin, which was originally planned to be released last year, before the major international football tournament was postponed.

The delayed HUF 10000 silver and HUF 2000 non-ferrous coins were issued on 15 May, and feature a design by artist Áron Bohus.

The obverse of the coin features an image of the Puskás Arena in Budapest, one of the host venues for the European Championships.

In the background is a pattern of a football with the commemorative text 'XVI. LABDARÚGÓ EURÓPA-BAJNOKSÁG' ('XVI. Football European Championship') placed above the stadium and under the official UEFA 2020 logo.

The reverse shows the mintmark 'BP' , the year of release 2021, and MAGYARORSZÁG (Hungary). The official UEFA host country logo is shown alongside the UEFA trophy and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge that goes across the River Danube and joins together Buda and Pest.

The busy design also includes the names of the other eleven cities which were designated host cities.

Each coin had a mintage of 5,000 and, according to the Hungarian Mint, all copies have been pre-ordered with the Mint advising that 'any pieces left over after the 1-month holding period for delivery will be available for purchase in our coin shop and online.'


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