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Hungary

Denomination Unit date KM# Obverse Reverse
1 Pengő 1941 521 In the center is the Hungarian coat of arms. This consists of a shield with a crown on top. The left half of the shield has eight horizontal stripes of alternating colors. The right half of the shield consists of a double cross (a normal Christian cross but with a shorter horizontal piece above the the main horizontal bar), at the base of which is a small crown. Below this is a representation of three small hills which looks like a cloud. The crown has a jewelled band at the bottom above which are rounded and pointed rays alternating. The crown is rounded at the top, with two crossing corona latina, and there is a beaded cross on the top which is tilted slightly to the left. Written in a ring around the edge of the coin are the words “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG” (meaning “Kingdom of Hungary”). A large number “1” about half the height of the coin at the top, below which is written the demonination, “PENGŐ”. Below this are two horizontal S-shaped scroll lines which meet in the middle. There is a small dot above the point where they meet and below them is written in small lettering “SE”. At the bottom of the coin is written the year, and emanating outwards from it on either side to border the coin is a wreath, which has clusters of three leaves separated by small clusters of berries.
2 Pengő 1943 522.1 The Hungarian coat of arms surrounded by a circle which starts and ends on either side of the headband of the crown. Outside of this circle is written in a ring “- MAGYAR – KIRÁLYSÁG – (YEAR) -”. A circle in the center of the coin about two-thirds of the diameter of the coin. Inside this circle is written a large “2” above and below, along the edge of the circle, “PENGŐ”. Surrounding this circle is a wreath with clusters of three leaves separated by small clusters of berries.
5 Pengő 1945 525 The parliament building of Hungary, with a central dome on a high tower. This is flanked by a tall turret on either side. Further away from the center are two lower rectangular towers on either side, each with turrets at their corners. Directly below the central tower is written in small lettering “PRÒBAVERET” (meaning “pattern coin”). Around the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR – ÁLLAMI” (meaning “State of Hungary”) and around the bottom of the coin is written “VÁLTÓPÉNZ” (possible translation “currency transmission”). The coat of arms of Hungary (shield and crown) with four vine leaves emanating from behind the shield, two on either side. Below the leaves on either side are two stylized sheaves of wheat (consisting of triangles and straight lines), pointing directly outward and horizontal from the shield. Underneath each wheat sheaf is a bunch of grapes in an upside-down triangle shape, each bunch having ten grapes. The point at the bottom of the shield divides the four small digits of the year into two groups of two digits. Right below this is written a large “5” and below this along the edge of the coin is written “PENGŐ”.
1 Pengő 1939 510 The coat of arms of Hungary at the center framed by an oak branch on the left and another branch with straight, spiky leaves on the right. At the top is written “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG” (meaning “Kingdom of Hungary”) and at the bottom is written the year. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern. A large “1” underneath which is written “ PENGŐ”. In smaller lettering below is written BP. This is surrounded by a wreath which at the bottom is oak made of oak branches but which transitions to a crocus plant about halfway up. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern.
2 Pengő 1939 511 The Hungarian coat of arms but with two angels, one on either side, each holding up the crown with one hand. The angels are in profile, both facing the crown in the the center, their wings aloft and pointing to the edge of the coin. They have halos and are wearing long dresses which flow down to their ankles. The shield is bordered along its two bottom edges by sixteen tiny crosses. Below the shield is a wreath with oak leaves on the right-hand side, and straight, spiky leaves on the left-hand side. This entire insignia (save the overlap from the angels’ wings) is surrounded by a circle. Inside the top of the circle is the outline of some clouds. Outside the circle at the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR – KIRÁLYSÁG” and at the bottom is written “2 PENGŐ”. Between these two phrases on either side is what looks like an old English “f” followed by a club symbol followed by another old English “f”. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern. The Madonna seated cross-legged and draped in a length of cloth with Jesus, his left arm reaching upward, seated on her knee to the right. They both have halos behind their heads and the Madonna is also wearing a crown similar to that in the coat of arms. Behind them is a silhouette of a radiant sun. Around the edge of the coin to the left is written “MAGYARORSZAG” and to the right is written “VEDASSZONYA”. At the bottom is written the year, with a dot on either side separating it from the other script. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern.
5 Pengő 1938 516 The Hungarian coat of arms with a scepter and a sword crossing at an almost horizontal angle. The scepter is angled from left to right and behind the sword. The sword is angled from right to left. Protruding from behind the shield on the left can be seen an oak branch. Protruding from behind the shield on the right is a number of crocuses. A halo can be seen glowing in a circle behind the crown. In line with the bottom of the double cross on the shield and dissected by the shield is the year, divided into two digits on either side, each with the small dot on the outside. At the top is written “* MAGYAR – KIRÁLYSÁG *” and at the bottom is written “-5-PENGŐ-”. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern. A profile of Stephan the First of Hungary (Saint Stephan) facing left with a prominent beard and moustache and wavy hair flowing down to his shoulders. He wears a rounded crown with a cross on top. He is also wearing a long-sleeved shirt and a royal tunic complete with edging and a jewel clasp at the shoulder. Surrounding his entire head in an orb of light is a circle representing his halo. Around the left edge of the coin is written “- SZT-ISTVÁN-” (translation: “Saint Stephan”). Along the right edge is written his dates. A small sun symbol followed by “969 + 1308 -”. Just inside the rim of the coin is a tiny scalloped pattern.
5 Pengő 1939 517 A left-facing profile of Governor Miklós Horthy of Hungary, with left parting and short hair slicked back. He is wearing full navy uniform, having served as an admiral prior to the end of World War I. A tasseled epaulette and military badges can be seen on his left shoulder and chest respectively. Around the edge of the coin is written “VITÉZ – NAGYBÁNYAI – HORTHY – MIKLÓS – MAGYARORSZÁG – KORMÁNYZÓJA” (Translation: “Vitéz Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya, Regent of Hungary”). The Hungarian coat of arms held up by two angels and with a halo over the crown. The angel on the left has her arms down and holding the shield, while the angel on the right has her left arm bent at the elbow and the wrist and holding the sign. Both angels have their hair pinned up into buns, they are wearing flowing, floor-length dresses, and have their wings folded behind them. The bottom tip of the shield separates the four-digit year into two groups of two digits. Below this is a horizontal line representing the ground. Below this line is written “5PENGŐ” with no space between the words but “5” is larger than “PENGŐ”. Below this is a small mark that says “BP.”. At the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG”.
1 Denar 1510 27 A coat of arms consisting of a eagle in the center surrounded by a border, horizontal stripes on the left,and a double cross in the top right corner and a man riding a horse in the bottom right corner.This coat of arms is surrounded by a rope-like circle outside of which is written “WLADISLAI – R – VNGAR – (year)”. The points between each word are five-petalled flowers. A seated Madonna, draped in cloth, holding the baby Jesus in her arms. They are circled by a rope-like pattern outside if which appear the words “PATRONA” on the right and “VNGARIE” on the left. Before and after each word is a five-petalled flower.
10 Poltura 1706 264.1 A Hungarian coat of arms consisting of horizontal stripes on the left and a double cross with crown at its base on the middle of three hills on the right.Above it is a crown with five rays visible, each of which has an elaborate diamond-shaped design at the top. The year is split into two digits on either side of the shield. At the top of the coin is written “PRO LIBERTATE”, one word to each line. Below is a large “X” enclosed in four scroll shapes to form a rounded rectangle. On the left and right of this rectangle, the scrolls are separated by a small flower bud shape.
10 krajcar 1869 443.1 A profile of Franz Joseph I of Austria facing right. He is wearing a laurel wreath and the ribbon from the laurel wreath falls down the back of his neck. He has bushy eyebrows, a curly mustache and enormous sideburns, but no beard. Around him is written “FERENCZ JÓZSEF A. CSÁSZÁR MAGYARORSZÁG AP. KIRÁLYA” (meaning “Franz Joseph, emperor and king of Hungary”. Lining the rim of the coin is a small scalloped pattern. The regent crown of Hungary, consisting of a diadem above which is two corona latina cross, on top of which sits the jewelled cross, tilting slightly to the right. There are seven beaded strings with crosses at the bottom hanging from the crown. Below is written a big “10” and on the next line “KRAJCZÁR”. Below this is written the year. At the bottom of the coin are two olive branches which meet at the bottom. There is a mint mark directly above this point. At the top of the coin on either side of the crown is written “VÁLTÓ PÉNZ”. The rim is lining with a small scalloped pattern.
1 Forint 1869 449.2 A profile of Franz Joseph I of Austria facing right. He is wearing a laurel wreath and the ribbon from the laurel wreath falls down the back of his neck. He has bushy eyebrows, a curly mustache and enormous sideburns, but no beard. Around him is written “FERENCZ JÓZSEF A – CSÁSZÁR” (meaning “Franz Joseph,the emperor”). Below him is written “K.B.” Lining the rim of the coin is a small scalloped pattern. The Hungarian coat of arms with two angels holding up the crown as though about to set it down in top of the shield. The crown has seven strands of beads, each with a cross at the bottom,hanging from it. The angels are in midflight, wings tucked behind them, hair pinned up, and bodies at a 45 degree angle. Each angel is wearing a long robe and is bending her knees slightly, the knee of the outside leg bent even more so that the calf is almost horizontal.Below the shield is are two olive branches which cross at the bottom. Below this is written “1*F” (standing for one forint). This dissects a phrase written around the edge of the coin, “MAGYAR ORSZÁG AP. KIRÁLYA” (“King of Hungary”), falling between ORSZÁG and AP. Above the left angel’s wings is written the date. The rim is lined with a small scalloped pattern.
1 forint 1881 465 A profile of Franz Joseph I of Austria facing right. He is wearing a laurel wreath and the ribbon from the laurel wreath falls down the back of his neck. He has bushy eyebrows, a curly mustache and enormous sideburns, but no beard. Around him is written “FERENCZ JÓZSEF I.K.A.CS.ÉS M.H.S.D.O.AP.KIR.”” (this is an abbreviation of his full title, which can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Joseph_I_of_Austria#Official_Grand_Title). Below him is written “K.B.” Lining the rim of the coin is a small scalloped pattern. The coat of arms of the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown. This consists of the Hungarian shield (horizontal stripes on the left, double cross, crown and three hills on the right) surrounded by another shield, This shield consists of a checkerboard pattern in the top left, three lion’s heads on the top right, a star in the middle left, a running weasel in the lower left, a Hapsburg-Lorraine eagle flanked by sun and moon in the middle right, and seven castles in the lower right. Above this is the Hungarian crown, with rounded top and tilted cross. To the left of the shield is written “1” and to the right, “Frt”. This whole design is surrounded by a circle, outside of which is written “MAGYAR” on the left and “KIRÁLYSÁG” on the right (translation: “Kingdom of Hungary”). At the bottom of the coin, and separated from the other writing by a star on each side, is the year. Lining the rim of the coin is a small scalloped pattern.
1 Filler 1902 480 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year. At the bottom of the coin is a six-pointed star. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KIRÁLYI VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. There is a small scalloped pattern lining the rim of the coin. Two sheaves of wheat tied together at the bottom, with a ribbon, like a wreath. In the center of the coin is written a large “1” and below it in small lettering is written “K-B”, the mint mark. There is a small scalloped border to the coin.
2 Filler 1899 481 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year. At the bottom of the coin is a six-pointed star. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KIRÁLYI VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. There is a small scalloped pattern lining the rim of the coin. Two sheaves of wheat tied together at the bottom, with a ribbon, like a wreath. In the center of the coin is written a large “2” and below it in small lettering is written “K-B”, the mint mark. There is a small scalloped border to the coin.
10 Filler 1894 482 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year. At the bottom of the coin is a six-pointed star. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KIRÁLYI VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. There is a small scalloped pattern lining the rim of the coin. Two sheaves of wheat tied together at the bottom like a wreath. In the center of the coin is written a large “10” and below it the word “FILLÉR”. Just above the wreath in small lettering is written “K-B”, the mint mark. There is a small scalloped border to the coin.
20 Filler 1892 483 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year. At the bottom of the coin is a six-pointed star. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KIRÁLYI VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. There is a small scalloped pattern lining the rim of the coin. Two sheaves of wheat tied together at the bottom like a wreath. In the center of the coin is written a large “20” and below it the word “FILLÉR”. Just above the wreath in small lettering is written “K-B”, the mint mark. There is a small scalloped border to the coin.
1 korona 1896 487 Franz Joseph I in profile, facing right and wearing the Holy Crown of Hungary. He is wearing a collared shirt and riding jacket. Below his lapel on the left is written “K.B.”, the mint mark. At the bottom of the coin is written “1 KORONA” with a round bullet point on either side. Starting to the left of this and written in ring encircling the coin is the phrase “AZ EZERÉVES MAGYARORSZÁG EMLÉKÉRE” (translation: “Commemoration of the millenial of Hungary”) followed by the year. A man in armor (Árpád, considered the founder of Hungary) riding a horse, facing from right to left on a three-quarter diagonal. The man has an axe tucked behind his belt buckle and is wearing a winged helmet and a round shield on his thigh. He is standing up on his stirrups and his left hand is pointing down, index finger extended, as though he is giving a command. The horse is being led by a woman in flowing dress on the left, its right leg lifted as though about to take a step. To the right of the horse is a soldier wearing a tunic and holding a sword in his right hand. In his left hand he is grasping the sheath of his sword, which is attached to his belt. The faces of two more soldiers can be seen in the background.
2 Filler 1938 506 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year. Written in a ring around this from top to bottom and left to right is the phrase “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG” (meaning “Kingdom of Hungary”). A large “2” and below it the word “FILLÉR”.This is encircled by art deco-type scrolls. The two at the bottom, which stretch to three-quarters of the way up the coin, look like tall waves breaking outwards. Between them at the bottom is written in small lettering “BP.”, the mint mark. The top piece of the design consists of two small scroll shapes joined at the middle by what appears to be a small crown.
2 Filler 1944 519 The Holy Crown of Hungary, with three hanging pendants visible. Below the middle pendant is written the year (1943 or 1944). Written in a ring around this from top to bottom and left to right is the phrase “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG” (meaning “Kingdom of Hungary”).This is flanked at the beginning and end by a round bullet point on each side. A large “2” and below it the word “FILLÉR”.This is encircled by art deco-type scrolls. The two at the bottom, which stretch to three-quarters of the way up the coin, look like tall waves breaking outwards. Between them at the bottom is written in small lettering “BP.”, the mint mark. The top piece of the design consists of two small scroll shapes joined at the middle by what appears to be a small crown.
20 Filler 1941 520 At the top of the coin is the Holy Crown of Hungary, with hanging pendants visible. In the center of the coin is a circular hole below is written in small lettering the year. Written in a ring starting to the left of the crown is the phrase “MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG”. At the top of the coin is written “20” and at the bottom of the coin is written “FILLÉR”.Between these on either side is an art deco-style scroll curving inward at the top and outward and the bottom. Just above FILLÉR and below the hole in the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
2 Filler 1946 529 The shield from the Hungarian coat of arms with ears of wheat sticking out on either side like small wings. Below this is written the year, which has round bullet points on either side. Starting to the left of this and written in a ring around the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR ÁLLAMI VÁLTÓPÉNZ” (meaning “token coin of the Hungarian state”). A very large “2” in the upper left, with the horizontal line of the 2 bissected by a wheat stalk tilting from left to right and a wheat ear drooping from the top. There are two leaves on the stalk, one below the 2, and one in line with its curve. Below the drooping wheat ear is written “FILLÉR”. Underneath this is written the mint mark, “BP.”.
10 Filler 1950 530 A dove in flight holding an olive branch in its beak. The dove is flying from right to left in an upward direction, wings outspread and feet tucked in under the body and tail fanned out behind it. Below its feet is written in small lettering the year. Around the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR ÁLLAMI” and at the bottom is written “VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. A large “10” on the top half of the coin below which is written “FILLÉR”. In the bottom half of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
20 Filler 1947 531 Three ears of wheat, with a ribbon looped around the stems. Two digits of the year fall to the left of these ears and two digits fall to the right. Around the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR ÁLLAMI” and around the bottom of the coin is written “VÁLTÓPÉNZ”. A large number “20” above three lines of dash-dot-dash (the dashes are long and equal in length with the dots separating them in the middle). Underneath this is written “FILLÉR”, and below this is written in small lettering “BP.”.
1 Forint 1949 532 The shield from the Hungarian coat of arms with ears of wheat sticking out on either side like small wings. Below this is written the year, which has round bullet points on either side. Starting to the left of this and written in a ring around the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR ÁLLAMI VÁLTÓPÉNZ” (meaning “token coin of the Hungarian state”). An outline of a large “1” with two sheaves of wheat crossed behind it. There are three ears of wheat in each sheaf. Just below where they cross is written in small lettering the year. Below this in large lettering is written “FORINT”.
5 Forint 1948 537 A large “5” underneath which is written “FORINT”. Below this is the date. At the bottom of the coin in small lettering is written “BP.”. Starting to the left of this and written around the edge of the coin is “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translated as “Republic of Hungary”). Sandor Petofi in profile, facing left. He has curly hair brushed up at the front, a thin mustache and a pointy beard. Below him is written “1848-49”. To his left is written along the edge of the coin “PETŐFI” and to his right is written “SÁNDOR”.
10 forint 1948 538 A large “10” below which is written “FORINT” and on the following line, the year. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. Starting to the left of this is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. Statesman Istvan Szechenyi in profile facing left. He has neatly combed hair and a wide mustache and large but short beard. Below him is written “1848-49”. Starting to his left is written in a ring “SZÉCHENYI – ISTVÁN”.
1 Forint 1950 545 A wreath of wheat with a hammer and ear of wheat crossed in the middle, hammer tilting to the left and wheat tilting to the right. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. At the bottom of the wreath is a three-striped banner, below which is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of coin is a small five-pointed star to the left of which starts the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translation: “People’s Republic of Hungary”). An outline of a large “1” with two sheaves of wheat crossed behind it. There are three ears of wheat in each sheaf. Just below where they cross is written in small lettering “BP.” Below this in large lettering is written “FORINT”.
2 Filler 1956 546 A wreath tightly wound around the hole in the center of the coin. Below this is written in small lettering the year. Starting to the left of this and forming a ring around the wreath is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. Reaching from the top fo the coin to the whole is the number “2”. Below the hole is written “FILLÉR”.Surrounding FILLÉR and reaching around the coin to touch the 2 is a laurel wreath. At the bottom of coin, below the join of the wreath, is written in small lettering “BP.”.
10 Filler 1951 547 A dove in flight holding an olive branch in its beak. The dove is flying from right to left in an upward direction, wings outspread and feet tucked in under the body and tail fanned out behind it. Below its feet is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of the coin is a small bullet point, and starting to the left of this. written around the outside of the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A large “10” on the top half of the coin below which is written “FILLÉR”. In the bottom half of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
2 Forint 1950 548 A wreath of wheat with a hammer and ear of wheat crossed in the middle, hammer tilting to the left and wheat tilting to the right. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. At the bottom of the wreath is a three-striped banner, below which is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of coin is a small six-petalled flower to the left of which starts the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translation: “People’s Republic of Hungary”). A large “2” in the middle of the coin under which is written in small lettering “BP.”. Below this is written in an arc “FORINT”. Emanating from this word on either side is a laurel wreath which reaches up and surrounds the 2 above it.
5 Filler 1965 549 A young woman in left-facing profile, wearing a diadem and with hair plaited and pulled to the side. To the left of the base of her neck is written the year in small lettering. Starting just above this on the left and forming a ring around the central design is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. In the center, a large “5” above which is written in small lettering “BP.” and below which is written “FILLÉR”. Surrounding them is a stylized wreath, each individual leaf flat and visible. In total there are twenty leaves making up the wreath.
2 Forint 1962 556 A wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. At the bottom of the wreath is aribbon tied into a bow, below which is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of coin is a small six-petalled flower to the left of which starts the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translation: “People’s Republic of Hungary”). A large “2” in the middle of the coin under which is written in small lettering “BP.”. Below this is written in an arc “FORINT”. Emanating from this word on either side is a laurel wreath which reaches up and surrounds the 2 above it.
10 Filler 1983 572 A dove in flight holding an olive branch in its beak. The dove is flying from right to left in an upward direction, wings outspread and feet tucked in under the body and tail fanned out behind it. Below its feet is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of the coin is a small bullet point, and starting to the left of this. written around the outside of the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A large “10” on the top half of the coin below which is written “FILLÉR”. In the bottom half of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
20 Filler 1975 573 Three ears of wheat, with a ribbon looped around the stems. Two digits of the year fall to the left of these ears and two digits fall to the right. Below the stems is a small bullet point, and to the left of this starts the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A large number “20” above three lines of dash-dot-dash (the dashes are long and equal in length with the dots separating them in the middle). Underneath this is written “FILLÉR”, and below this is written in small lettering “BP.”.
50 Filler 1989 574 The Elisabeth bridge, which crosses the Danube in Budapest, viewed at a 20 degree angle from left to right. It is a suspension bridge and two of the arches are visible. Around this is written in a ring “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A small diamond at the bottom of the coin separates the beginning and end of the phrase. A large “50” across the top half of the coin, behind which can be seen two crocuses, one pointing to the left and the other to the right. Underneath this is written “FILLÉR” and below this in small lettering the year. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
1 Forint 1981 575 A wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. At the bottom of the wreath is a ribbon tied into a bow, below which is written in small lettering the year. At the bottom of coin is a small six-petalled flower to the left of which starts the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translation: “People’s Republic of Hungary”). An outline of a large “1” with two sheaves of wheat crossed behind it. There are three ears of wheat in each sheaf. Just below where they cross is written in small lettering “BP.” Below this in large lettering is written “FORINT”.
5 Forint 1967 576 A wreath consisting of six ears of wheat positioned end to end, tied with a ribbon at the bottom and with a shield painted with three horizontal stripes in the middle. There is a five-pointed pinwheel star at the top of the wreath which is emanating rays of light within the wreath. Two digits of the four-digit date fall to the left of the wreath, and two digits fall to the right. Below the bow in the ribbon at the bottom of the wreath is the mint mark, “BP.”. At the bottom of the coin is written “5 FORINT” with a five-pointed star on either side. Starting to the left of this and forming a ring around the rest of the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President during the Hungarian Revolution, in right-facing profile. His short, wavy hair is brushed forward and parted on the right-hand side. He has a wide, curly mustache and a low, thick beard and sideburns.To his left is written “1802-1894” and to his right is written “KOSSUTH”.
2 Forint 1970 591 In the lower part of the coin is a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. At the bottom of the wreath is a ribbon tied into a bow. In arc just below the top of the coin is written the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG” (translation: “People’s Republic of Hungary”). There is an interesting pattern inside the rim of the coin. It looks just like the joins between a trampoline and its frame. A large “2” takes up the majority of the height of the coin. The four digits of the date fall on either side of this in two-digit groups. Just below the base of the 2 is written in small lettering “BP.” and at the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”. This side of the coin has the same interesting pattern inside the rim as the obverse.
5 Forint 1971 594 Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President during the Hungarian Revolution, in right-facing profile. His short, wavy hair is brushed forward and parted on the right-hand side. He has a wide, curly mustache and a low, thick beard and sideburns.To his left is written “1802-1894” and to his right is written “KOSSUTH”. At the top of the coin is a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. Just below the bow at the bottom of the wreath is written in tiny lettering “BP.”. The four digits of the date are separated into two groups by the upper half of the wreath. Below the wreath is a large “5” and at the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”. Stretching upwards along the sides of the coin are abstract depictions of wheat sheaves, consisting of curving upward lines with a few ovals to represent the grains, and circles near the base to represent them being bound.
10 Forint 1971 595 The Liberty Statue of Budapest. It depicts a woman in flowing dress with wide sleeves hanging down, holding up a palm leaf with both hands in a victorious stance and with her face turned up to look at the leaf. The sun is rising behind her. Below this is written in small lettering “BP.” on either side of which is a small star. To the left of this and forming a ring around the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A wavy pattern forms a border around the outside of the coin. A large “10” below which is written in a downward arc “FORINT”.At the bottom of the coin is a a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. It divides the date into two digits on either side of it. A wavy line forms a border around the outside of the coin.
20 Forint 1982 630 Gyorgy Dozsa in left-facing three-quarter profile, wearing a woodsman’s hat. He his a long mustache and large beard. Some of his hair can be seen poking out from under his hat. Below his is written in small lettering “DÓZSA”, and starting to the left of this is written around the edge of the coin “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. At the top of the coin is a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. This divides the four-digit date in two. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. Just below the bow at the bottom of the wreath is written in tiny lettering “BP.”. Below this is written a large “20” and at the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”.Emanating from this on either side are three curved upward lines which meet at the bottom and between which are drawn small upward curvesm representing ears of wheat.
5 Forint 1984 635 Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President during the Hungarian Revolution, in right-facing profile. His short, wavy hair is brushed forward and parted on the right-hand side. He has a wide, curly mustache and a low, thick beard and sideburns.To his left is written “1802-1894” and to his right is written “KOSSUTH”. At the top of the coin is a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. Just below the bow at the bottom of the wreath is written in tiny lettering “BP.”. The four digits of the date are separated into two groups by the upper half of the wreath. Below the wreath is a large “5” and at the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”. Stretching upwards along the sides of the coin are abstract depictions of wheat sheaves, consisting of curving upward lines with a few ovals to represent the grains, and circles near the base to represent them being bound.
10 Forint 1989 636 The Liberty Statue of Budapest. It depicts a woman in flowing dress with wide sleeves hanging down, holding up a palm leaf with both hands in a victorious stance and with her face turned up to look at the leaf. The sun is rising behind her. Below this is written in small lettering “BP.” on either side of which is a small star. To the left of this and forming a ring around the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR NÉPKŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A wavy pattern forms a border around the outside of the coin. A large “10” below which is written in a downward arc “FORINT”.At the bottom of the coin is a a small wreath of wheat tied into bundles with ribbon,encircling a shield with three horizontal stripes in the middle. At the top of the wreath is a five-pointed pinwheel star which is radiating light rays on everything contained inside the wreath. It divides the date into two digits on either side of it. A wavy line forms a border around the outside of the coin.
20 Filler 1990 676 Three ears of wheat, with a ribbon looped around the stems. Two digits of the year fall to the left of these ears and two digits fall to the right. Below the stems is a small bullet point, and to the left of this starts the phrase “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A large number “20” above three lines of dash-dot-dash (the dashes are long and equal in length with the dots separating them in the middle). Underneath this is written “FILLÉR”, and below this is written in small lettering “BP.”.
50 Filler 1991 677 The Elisabeth bridge, which crosses the Danube in Budapest, viewed at a 20 degree angle from left to right. It is a suspension bridge and two of the arches are visible. Around this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A small diamond at the bottom of the coin separates the beginning and end of the phrase. A large “50” across the top half of the coin, behind which can be seen two crocuses, one pointing to the left and the other to the right. Underneath this is written “FILLÉR” and below this in small lettering the year. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”.
200 Forint 1993 689 At the top of the coin is the Hungarian coat of arms (Holy Crown of Hungary on shield), which divides the four digits of the date into two halves. Below the shield is the Elisabeth Bridge in profile with two supporting pillars visible. Below the bridge is written a large “200” underneath which is written in small lettering “BP.”. At the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”. Around the top of the coin is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG” (“Republic of Hungary”). The Hungarian national bank viewed from one of its corner. It is a three-storey building built in a Victorian style, and with bushes growing in front of it. Below this are five signatures of Hungarian national bank governors. Above the bank is written “MAGYAR NEMZETI BANK” (translation: “Hungarian National Bank”).
1 Forint ? 692 The Hungarian coat of arms, below which is written in small lettering the date. On either side of the date are small bullet points and starting to the left of this is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin. Slightly to the left of center is a large “1”. At the base of the “1” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
2 Forint 2006? 693 A Hungarian crocus in full bloom, petals facing forward, with spiky leaves protruding from the base, one on each side. Below this is written in small lettering the year. Starting the left of this is written in a ring the phrase “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. Slightly to the left of center is a large “2”. At the base of the “2” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
5 Forint 694 A Great White Egret wading from right to left through a pool of water. Its right foot is lifted as it prepares to step forward, and ripples can be seen in the water from this. There are some bullrushes growing behind it. Below the ripples is written in small lettering the year, with a small bullet point on either side. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. The coin is bordered by a line of small dots inside the rim. Slightly to the left of center is a large “5”. At the base of the “5” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
10 Forint 1993? 695 In the center, the Hungarian coat of arms. Just below this is written in small lettering the year, with bullet points on either side. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”.There is a ring of small dots just inside the rim. Slightly to the left of center is a large “10”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 1. At the base of the “10” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
20 Forint 1995? 696 A Hungarian Iris plant topped with an open bloom. There are two lower leaves, one pointing upward and left and the other pointing upward and right. The stem holding the flower is growing from behind the leaf on the left. Below the plant is written in small lettering the year, flanked by a bullet point on each side. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. There is a ring of small dots forming a border around the coin. Slightly to the left of center is a large “20”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 2. At the base of the “20” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
50 Forint 1995 697 A Saker falcon standing on a tree stump and facing left. Its wings are tucked tight against its body and it is not moving. Below the tree stump is written in small lettering the year, with a bullet point on either side. To the left of the year starts the phrase “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A ring of small dots forms a border around the coin. Slightly to the left of center is a large “50”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 5. At the base of the “50” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
100 Forint 1995 698 In the center, the Hungarian coat of arms. Just below this is written in small lettering the year, with bullet points on either side. Starting to the left of this is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”.There is a ring of small dots just inside the rim. In the center is a large “100”.The left-hand side of the first zero is tucked behind the 1, and the left-hand side of the second zero is tucked behind the first zero. At the base of the “100” is a horizontal line (this line does appear between the bases of the two zeroes). Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
200 Forint 1994 707 At the top of the coin is the Hungarian coat of arms (Holy Crown of Hungary on shield), which divides the four digits of the date into two halves. Below the shield is the Elisabeth Bridge in profile with two supporting pillars visible. Below the bridge is written a large “200” underneath which is written in small lettering “BP.”. At the bottom of the coin is written “FORINT”. Around the top of the coin is written in a ring “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG” (“Republic of Hungary”). Ferenc Deak de Kehida in left-facing three-quarter profile. He is balding on the top of his head but has bushy eyebrows and a large downward-turning mustache. He is wearing a shirt, bow tie, and jacket. Above his shoulder to the left starts the inscription “DEÁK FERENC 1803-1876”, which ends above his shoulder on the right.
100 Forint 2002 760 In the center, the Lajos Kossuth coin design,featuring Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President during the Hungarian Revolution, in right-facing profile. His short, wavy hair is brushed forward and parted on the right-hand side. He has a wide, curly mustache and a low, thick beard and sideburns.To his left is written “1802-1894” and to his right is written “KOSSUTH”. Below the border of this coin design is written in small lettering the year, with a bullet point on either side. Starting to the left of this and forming a ring around the outside of the coin is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. There is a ring of small dots forming a border around the coin. The basic design of the 100 forint coin is in the center, with a large “100”.The left-hand side of the first zero is tucked behind the 1, and the left-hand side of the second zero is tucked behind the first zero. At the base of the “100” is a horizontal line (this line does appear between the bases of the two zeroes).Below this “coin” is written “FORINT” above this and around the central coin design on either side is a wreath of wheat. Between the two points of the wreath at the top is written in small lettering “BP.”.
20 Forint 2003 768 but has bushy eyebrows and a large downward-turning mustache. He is wearing a shirt, bow tie, and jacket. His year of birth, 1803, is written to the left of his face, level with his ear, and his year of death, 1875, is written to the right of his visible ear. In an upward arc between these two dates is written “DEÁK FERENC” and below the dates in a downward arc is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. The year of minting is written in small lettering below Deak’s bow tie. Slightly to the left of center is a large “20”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 2. At the base of the “20” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
50 Forint 2004 773 The Hungarian coat of arms and below it the stars of the European Union flag. In the center of this ring of stars is written in tiny lettering the date. Emanating from the circle of stars on either side is a ring which encircles the coat of arms. Written in small lettering inside this ring is the phrase “AZ EUROPAI UNIÓ TAGJA” (translation: “Members of the European Union”). Outside of the ring is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. Slightly to the left of center is a large “50”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 5. At the base of the “50” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
50 Forint 2005 780 A picture of a child as though drawn by a child. They appear to be walking down a road from right to left. Around the top of the coin is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. To the right of the child is written over four lines “15 ÉVES A NEMZETKÖZI GYERMEKMENTŐ SZOLGÁLAT” (translation: “15 years of international children’s emergency medical services”).At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering the date. There is a border of small dots around the coin. Slightly to the left of center is a large “50”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 5. At the base of the “50” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
50 Forint 2006 788 At the top of the coin is a cross surrounded by a circle. Written inside the circle is “MAGYAR VÖRÖSKERESZT” (meaning “Hungarian Red Cross”). At the bottom of the coin is written “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. There is a curved line inside the ring of this phrase. Below the Red Cross circle is written “125 év” (translation: “125 years”). Below this is written in tiny lettering the year. Slightly to the left of center is a large “50”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 5. At the base of the “50” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.
50 Forint 2007 805 An open book on two overlapping six-pointed stars which together form a twelve-pointed star. Above the book is written “EURÓPA”. Above the star is written in an arc “50 ÉVES” and below the star is written “A ROMAI SZERZŐDÉS” (meaning “Treaty of Rome”). Below this is written in small lettering the year. Starting to the left of this and forming a ring around the coin is the phrase “MAGYAR KŐZTÁRSASÁG”. A ring of small dots forms a border around the outside of the coin. Slightly to the left of center is a large “50”.The left-hand side of the zero is tucked behind the 5. At the base of the “50” is a horizontal line. Below this line is written “FORINT”. At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering “BP.”. There is a ring of dots around the rim of the coin.

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