Hungary’s Mint released the third design in its annual series, which celebrates various breeds of Eastern European dogs.

On Oct. 4, the Hungarian Mint released the Prooflike 2,000 forint coin, dedicated to Magyar agar or Hungarian greyhound.

The first two coins celebrating the vizsla (2019), and the komondor (2020) were sold out in days. Similar sales are expected for this issue.

About the breed

The Magyar agar sighthound is fast and elegant, with an inexhaustible supply of stamina. These dogs are a great companion and watchdog, as well as being excellent hunting dogs.

The Magyar Agar, a hunting breed originally from Hungary, is a Magyar agar. Experts believe that the Magyars brought these dogs to the Carpathian Basin in the ninth century.

These dogs look a lot like the greyhound but are longer and stronger than the greyhound. The Magyar agar is faster than the greyhound, but has a greater endurance for longer distances. In the 19th century, breeders crossed the two to increase the endurance of the greyhound bloodline. They also rekindled the Magyar agar stock after World War II.

In 2006, the United Kennel Club recognized this breed.

Magyar agars make great pets for active people. Although they are sometimes reserved, these dogs get along well with children and other dogs. They are loyal and protective, making them great watchdogs. The Magyar agar is a well-developed muscle and has strong bones. The short, dense, coarse and smooth coat of this breed is a testament to its versatility.

Specifications for coins

The copper-nickel/zinc coin is 16 grams in weight and 34 millimeters in diameter. The mintage limit is 10,000 coins and the price is $19.95. Each coin is priced at $17.95 for five or more. The shipping and handling costs in the United States is $5.75