The Sky-high Tree – Hungarian folk tales cartoon series-1
2 000 hungarian forint
Boglárka IMREI, medallist
Description of obverse and reverse
The front bears an image based on the main title of the cartoon series ‘Hungarian Folk Tales’ featuring a Matyó-style floral pattern with a dove on the left side. The back depicts the ‘Giant Tree’ and a profile of the hero of the tale, the poor swineherd who becomes a king, sitting on the shamanic ‘táltos’ horse.
A brief annotation
The coin series ’Hungarian Folk Tales’ is dedicated to presenting the values of Hungarian folk tales, inspired by the very successfull and popular cartoon series under the same title. In developing the images, the animators drew on ornamental folk art materials collected 100 years ago from historical Hungary. The coin is the 3D adaptation of the 2D cartoon, by keeping its main visual characters.