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The 20-year foundation of M.N.T 1921

 

For the 20-year anniversary of the Society Lajos Berán created a commemorative medal with the deceased leaders Miklós Dessewffy and László Réthy on the obverse, while on the reverse four from the leaders of the jubilee time Károly Szentgáli, Hugó Kilényi, Lajos Zimmermann és Ödön Gohl were pictured.

Obverse
Double portrait to the left, legend:
A MAGYAR NVMIZMATIKAI TÁRSVLAT HVSZ ÉVES FENNÁLLÁSA EMLÉKÉRE /
GR. DESSEWFFY MIKLÓS – 1921 – DR. RÉTHY LÁSZLÓ.

 

Reverse
Four portrait to the left, legend:
SZENTGÁLI KÁROLY, KILÉNYI HVGÓ,
Dr. ZIMMERMANN LAJOS, Dr. GOHL ÖDÖN.


30 silver and 70 bronze pieces of the 70 mm diameter medals were minted. In addition, one tin test sample were also made, it is now in the Society's collection. In 1927 Lajos Zimmermann requested offers for reducing and struck the medal from more mint companies. The best and - as it appears from the records - most trustworthy offer came form Christlbauer company of Vienna, so on the Board meeting held on October 10, 1928 the decision was that the proposed 50 pieces of bronze and 7 copies of silver would have been created by them. The silver specimens served as complimentary copies, one for Ödön Gohl, Lajos Zimmermann, Károly Szentgáli, widow Miklósné Dessewffy, widow Hugóné Kilényi , the Hungarian National Museum, and the Society's medal collection. More silver pieces were not struck. The price was 15 pengő for bronze copies.