The Hungarian National Bank has issued the complete series of forint circulation coins with the inscription ‘Magyarország’ (Hungary), consistent with the Fundamental Law of Hungary. The Bank has also issued a 3000 forint silver collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Tragedy of Man by Imre Madách. From 2012, the name of the issuing country on the collector coins will also be changed to Hungary.
The collector coin was designed by Enikő Szöllőssy. The upper left of the obverse of the coin bears the portrait of Imre Madách. The mint year ‘2012’ and the mint mark ‘BP.’ are positioned to the left and the right of the portrait respectively. The value numeral ‘3000‘ and the inscription ‘FORINT’ appear in two horizontal lines below the portrait of Imre Madách. The legend ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ is inscribed on the upper right along the rim of the coin.
The centre of the reverse design of the coin bears the representation of a scene from The Tragedy of Man: Adam and Eve stand on the globe, with the shadow-like, spread-winged figure of Lucifer towering over them. The inscriptions ‘AZ EMBER‘ and ‘TRAGÉDIÁJA’ (The Tragedy of Man) are positioned in curved lines below each other on the globe. The left rim of the collector coin is inscribed with ‘MADÁCH IMRE’. The right rim features the initials of designer Enikő Szöllőssy.
The collector coin is struck in .925 fine silver. It weighs 20 grams and it is 34 mm in diameter and has a milled edge. The mintage limit is 6,000, of which 4,000 pieces can be produced in proof finish.