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Hungary to honour Nobel Laureates Kariko, Krausz with commemorative coins

The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) will honour the 2023 Nobel Laureates Katalin Kariko and Ferenc Krausz with commemorative coins, the central bank said on Monday, unveiling its 2024 collector coin issuance.

The oval coins, part of the “Nobel Prize Winners of Hungarian Descent” collector series, will be issued in June with face values of 3,000 (EUR 7.8) and 7,500 forints.

Professor Kariko and her research partner Professor Drew Weissman shared the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Professor Dr Krausz was the joint winner, together with his French colleagues Emeritus Professor Pierre Agostini and Professor Anne L’Huillier, of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.

Other collector coins to be issued by the NBH in 2024 include one celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Rubik’s Cube and another paying homage to Kincsem, the record-breaking Hungarian thoroughbred racehorse, foaled 150 years ago.

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