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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