• 2000 Forint 2014, KM# 865, Hungary, 100th Anniversary of Birth of István Homoki-Nagy
  • 2000 Forint 2014, KM# 865, Hungary, 100th Anniversary of Birth of István Homoki-Nagy

István Nagy-Homoki (1914 - 1979) was a Hungarian filmmaker and cinematographer, honored with the Kossuth Prize.

Known primarily for his nature documentaries, István Nagy-Homoki captured the beauty of the Hungarian landscape and wildlife. He was a pioneer in nature filmmaking in Hungary, and his name remains synonymous with the genre. His films gained international recognition, being purchased by forty countries, showcased at festivals, and receiving numerous awards.

Originally studying law, Nagy-Homoki transitioned to filmmaking after his passion for nature led him to photography. He excelled in this field and became a member of the International Federation of Photographic Art. In 1949, he was commissioned to make a film by the Hungarian News and Documentary Film Factory, prompting him to leave his legal career behind. His debut feature-length film, "Wildwater Country" (1951), which showcased the birdlife of Lake Fehér near Szeged, brought him recognition both domestically and internationally, including the award for Best Cinematography at the 1952 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Throughout his career, Nagy-Homoki pursued perfection in his work, emphasizing patience and mastery of the craft. He produced multipart films such as the "Pluto and Puck" series for Hungarian Television, featuring a raccoon and a raven, showcasing his dedication to capturing the unique and unrepeatable scenes of nature.

Engraver: Andrea Horváth


Depicts István Homoki-Nagy as a film director during filming, with a camera. The engraver's privy mark is visible at the bottom right corner of the portrait. On the left side, in two horizontal rows, "HOMOKI-NAGY" and "ISTVÁN" are placed above each other, while in the middle, the birth and death years "1914-1979" are featured. Below, in handwriting, the inscriptions "From Blossom Time" and "to Autumn Frost" can be read.

István Homoki Nagy's film "From Blossom Time to Autumn Frost" (Gyöngyvirágtól lombhullásig), produced in 1952 and 1953, presents the vibrant Hungarian nature. The colorful documentary captures the wildlife of the Gemenci forest throughout the seasons, from spring to autumn. Each morning, the ranger embarks on foot or horseback accompanied by his trained Syrti eagle, Hungarian short-haired vizsla, and wire-haired fox to oversee the forest. Through this, viewers gain insight into the daily lives of the forest's inhabitants.



Depicts the main characters from István Homoki-Nagy's film "Buddies". Along the bottom, the inscription "HUNGARY" is displayed, while to the right, the denomination and "FORINT" are seen in two horizontal lines. On both the left and right sides, the motif of a film reel perforation is portrayed, housing the mint mark "BP." and the year of issue "2014."

István Homoki-Nagy's film "Buddies - In the wind of reeds" (Cimborák – Nádi szélben) is a vibrant adventure-nature production, presented in 1958 after four years of filming. Its sequel, 'Cimborák - Hegyen-völgyön,' was released in 1960.

The story follows Fickó, the loyal Vizsla, Pletyka, the spirited dachshund, and Nimród, the adventurous shell, who have grown up together. Sent by airmail to a hunting exhibition, their journey takes an unexpected turn when the plane makes an emergency landing. Rescued, the trio finds themselves in Kis-Balaton, where they embark on a series of adventures in their quest to return home.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Copper Nickel
Weight 27 g
Diameter -
Width 39.6 mm
Height 26.4 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape rectangular
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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