Leo Szilard Telephone Card

telephone card, front telephone card, back

In October 1997, the Hungarian telephone company MATAV honored the approaching centennial of Leo Szilard's birth by issuing a commemorative telephone card.

The front of the card showed Szilard in a photograph by Tita Binz. The back of the card showed the glowing core of a nuclear reactor, the possibility of which Szilard had foreseen on a London street-corner in 1933.

Each card was valid for 50 units of telephone usage. 100,000 cards were issued.

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Created: March 15, 2000
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