Obverse. Photo © Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • 2000 Forint 2020, Adamo# EM412, Hungary, 125th Anniversary of the Hungarian Olympic Comittee
  • 2000 Forint 2020, Adamo# EM412, Hungary, 125th Anniversary of the Hungarian Olympic Comittee

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) is Hungary's third oldest social organization and one of the first national Olympic committees, founded on December 19, 1895. It exclusively directs and represents the Hungarian Olympic movement, remaining accountable only to the International Olympic Committee. The MOB's responsibilities include the nomination, supervision, and management of Hungarian athletes at the Olympic Games.

Ferenc Kemény, who studied in Paris and befriended Baron Pierre de Coubertin, played a key role in founding the International Olympic Committee in 1894. The National Gymnastics Association, founded in 1863, took on preparatory tasks for the MOB. Influential figures such as Albert Berzeviczy and representatives from various sports associations, including MTK and the Budapest Buda Gymnastics Association, were part of the forming committee. Albert Berzeviczy became the first president, with Ferenc Kemény as secretary. Since 1989, athletes have managed the MOB, with a general assembly as the highest decision-making body, electing officials and making key decisions. An 18-member board governs the MOB between assemblies, meeting monthly to address important issues.

Engraver: Andrea Horváth


Depicts a swimmer wearing a 19th-century swimsuit swimming in the sea, with two people sitting in boats in the background. Above the depiction, on the left side, in four horizontal rows, the inscription "HUNGARIAN", "OLYMPIC", "COMMITTEE", and "1895" (the year the MOB was founded)
are readable, while on the right side, the logo of the Hungarian Olympic Committee is placed. Along the bottom edge, in a semicircle, the inscription "ATHENS 1896" is visible, and on the left side, integrated into the depiction of the sea, the engraver's privy mark is seen.

The scene commemorates Alfréd Hajós' victories at the 1896 Athens Summer Olympics, where he triumphed in the 100 and 1200-meter swimming events in 11-13 degree seawater.

ATHÉN 1896


Depicts four speed skaters – two in the foreground, two as shadows in the background – racing. Above the depiction, in a horizontal row, the "2020" year of issue is inscribed; in the two horizontal rows below the depiction, the denomination and the inscription "FORINT" are visible. Along the edge, in a semicircle, "HUNGARY" is written at the top, "PYEONGCHANG 2018" on the left side, and the "BP." mintmark at the bottom.

The scene highlights Hungary's first Winter Olympic gold medal, achieved by the Hungarian men's short-track speed skating relay team in the 5,000-meter event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Copper Nickel
Weight 30.8 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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