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100th Anniversary of Birth of János Pilinszky, one of the greatest 20th-century Hungarian poets
100-летие со дня рождения Яноша Пилински, одного из величайших венгерских поэтов 20-го века
Presented by
Hungarian Mint
Nominal value
10 000 hungarian forint
Weight
31,46 g
Diameter
38,61 mm
Metal
Silver 925°
Mintage
4 000 pcs
Production quality
Proof
Designer
Balázs PELTZ sculptor
Producer
Hungarian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The front shows a bare tree in a grassy, wind-swept landscape, with a key motif from Pilinszky’s poem “Apocryph”: the rising sun, like a wide-open eye with a magnified iris and pupil. The back bears a half-portrait of Pilinszky, showing a thoughtful melancholy poet leaning against a tree.
A brief annotation
Pilinszky’s poetry was influenced by his concentration camp experiences, his Christian existentialism, his objective lyricism and his Catholic faith. Pilinszky draws his readers into a comprehensive world of personality, desire, love, guilt and jeopardy, his language is full of passion. The coin is a worthy and incredibly beautiful transcript of his oeuvres.
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New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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