Category Archives: Hungarian Coins

The Komondor: New Coin in Hungarian Dog Breed Series

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Komondor, a breed of dog that has been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures, is the second issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” series. It is featured on both sides of a legal tender 2,000 forint coin, with a forward-facing head on the front, and […]

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

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Hungarian Mint Commemorates Impressionist Merse on New Coins

Hungarian Mint Coins by Coin & Currency Institute …… Pál Szinyei Merse, one of the earliest practitioners in the school of Hungarian and Central European Impressionism, is being commemorated by the Hungarian Mint with a pair of coins, one silver and the other copper-nickel, on the 175th anniversary of his birth on July 4, 1845. […]

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Hungary Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Stock Exchange After Fall of Communism

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) is issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of 10,000 forints and a copper-nickel version of 2,000 forints to mark the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Budapest Stock Exchange. By reopening the stock exchange, one of […]

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Coins of Medieval Hungary: Part 2

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. Link to Part I When King Andrew III, last survivor of Hungary’s Árpád dynasty, died without an heir in 1301, succession to the throne was disputed by royal relatives. The subsequent history of Hungary often set foreign-born kings on a shaky throne. Twelve-year-old Wenceslaus III of Bohemia[1], betrothed to […]

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Hungarian Coins Commemorate 150 Years of Fire Departments

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Count Ödön Széchenyi laid the foundations for organized fire departments in Hungary, with the recruitment of the first volunteers, the creation of professional associations, and finally the nation-wide collaboration of different associations across the country. As a result of his efforts, the Hungarian Firefighters’ Federation, the legal predecessor of […]

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Hungary Issues Massive Coins Commemorating 30 Years of Freedom, Departure of Last Russian Soldier

  By Coin & Currency Institute …… After mass demonstrations by a unified opposition in 1989, free elections were held in Hungary, and resulted in a new parliament convening on May 2, 1990. When the last occupying Soviet solider left the country on June 19, 1991, the goals for which the heroes of the 1956 […]

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Coins of Medieval Hungary: Part I

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. ABOUT THE YEAR 895, THE MAGYARS, a federation of nomadic tribes whose origin was in the distant forests of Siberia, crossed the Carpathian Mountains led by a chieftain named Árpád (c. 845-907), and occupied the wide, fertile Danubian basin. Known to the Romans as “Pannonia”, this region had seen […]

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Hungary: Bronze coin highlights Esztergom and Víziváros National Memorial as part of ongoing National Memorial Sites series

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued their latest bronze collector coin in tribute to the Esztergom, Várhegy és Víziváros Nemzeti Emlékhely (“Esztergom, Castle Hill, and Víziváros National Memorial Site”). The coins were officially issued on the 15th November 2019, during the Nemzeti Emlékezet Konferencia (“National Memory Conference”) organised by the Hungarian Heritage Institute (NÖRI)

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Popular Hunting Dog Breed Vizsla Focus of New Coin From Hungary

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Although the Hungarian Vizsla did not start arriving in the United States until the close of World War II, the first written reference to the Vizsla dog breed is said to have been recorded in the Illustrated Vienna Chronicle prepared on order of King Louis I of Hungary in […]

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Hungary: Square collector coin honours renowned pioneer in the development of electric railway traction

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued (9th July) new collector coins to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of noted inventor Kálmán Kandó, an internationally renowned pioneer in the development of electric railway traction. The new rectangular collector coins are issued as part of the ongoing series entitled “Hungarian Scientists and Inventors

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Hungary: New collector coins issued in memory of the 100th anniversary of the death of Loránd Eötvös

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (8th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death of Hungarian physicist and inventor Baron Loránd Eötvös. He is remembered today primarily for his research on gravitation and surface tension, and the invention of the torsion pendulum

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Hungary: Salute to prominent Hungarian artists continues with new silver coins in tribute to Gyula Benczúr

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (28th January) new silver coins for the 175th anniversary of the birth of Gyula Benczúr (1844–1920), considered one of the greatest Hungarian masters of historicism. An internationally acclaimed artist, renowned painter, and a member of the Academy in his life, he founded the first art school in Hungary, the Benczúr Master School, where he worked as a director until the end of his life

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Hungary: Salute to prominent Hungarian artists continues with new silver coins in tribute to Gyula Benczúr

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (28th January) new silver coins for the 175th anniversary of the birth of Gyula Benczúr (1844–1920), considered one of the greatest Hungarian masters of historicism. An internationally acclaimed artist, renowned painter, and a member of the Academy in his life, he founded the first art school in Hungary, the Benczúr Master School, where he worked as a director until the end of his life

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New Large Format Silver Coin From Hungarian Mint

By Coin & Currency Institute …… King Matthias I (Matthias Corvinus, originally Mátyás Hunyadi) was Hungary’s first elected king and one of the most popular historical figures in the country’s history. The year 2018 is a double anniversary – of the 560th anniversary of his coronation, and the 575th anniversary of his birth, and it […]

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Hungary: Internationally renowned physician, Semmelweis, honoured on latest silver collector coins

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (1st July) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ignác Semmelweis (1818–1865), a prominent physician remembered for his work in the field of obstetrics.
Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis was born on the 1st July 1818, as the fifth child of the wealthy merchant József Semmelweis and Terézia Müller

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Antique Bronze Coin From Hungary Honors Heritage Site- Fiumei Road Cemetery

Hungarian National Heritage Coin in Antique Bronze: Fiumei Road Cemetery By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Hungarian Mint, in partnership with the Hungarian National Heritage Institute, began a series of legal tender commemorative coins presenting national memorials in 2014, with a new coin added every year (2014: Somogyvár-Kupavár, 2015: Mohács, 2016: New Public Cemetery […]

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Hungary Issues Massive Silver Commemorative Coin for National Anthem

    By Coin & Currency Institute …… In honor of the 175th anniversary of Hungary’s second national anthem, The Szózat (in English: Appeal or Summons), Hungary issued a large-size, silver commemorative coin on the May 10 anniversary of its premiere. The sterling silver (.925 fine) 20,000 forint coin measures 52.5 millimeters across (2.05 inches) […]

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Modern World Coins – Hungary’s Only Gold Coin of 2018

By Coin & Currency Institute …. The Gold Florins of Medieval Hungary: King Albert of Habsburg (1437-1439) – Classic Hungarian Gold Coin Recreated on Modern Legal Tender World Coins: The only gold coin Hungary will issue in 2018 reaches back seven centuries, to the goldguldens (or florins) of King Albert, for its inspiration. Albert of […]

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Hungary: New silver coin honours army officer Artúr Görgei on the 200th anniversary of his birth

The National Bank of Hungary have issued (30th January) a new coin which is in remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Artúr Görgei (1818-1896), who is considered one of the country’s most esteemed military minds, and army officer who is credited with the staunch defence of Hungary’s declaration of independence in 1848. The coin also marks the 170th anniversary of Hungary’s 1848-49 revolution and war of independence

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World Coin News – Hungary Commemorates Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

By Coin & Currency Institute …. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not the […]

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World Coin News – Hungary Commemorates Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not […]

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Modern World Coins – Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

By Coin & Currency Institute …. The Compromise of 1867 is one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary. It is a catch-all term used for the agreements which re-established the political, legal and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. It […]

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World Coins – Hungary 10000 Forint Celebrates Bükk National Park

By Coin & Currency Institute …. New 10000 Forint silver coin honors historic national park. On January 1, 1977, a large part of Hungary’s Bükk Mountains was declared a national park, and to mark the 40th anniversary of the park’s founding, the Hungarian National Bank is issuing a 26.4 x 39.6 mm rectangular coin that […]

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World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

By Coin & Currency Institute …. The first of only two gold coins issued by Hungary in 2017 honors the 775th birthday of an icon both religious and royal, St. Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina, Margaret was born on January 27, 1242 and died on January […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 398 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (29), World (362) and US (6). Pedigreed Cnidus (Knidos) Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041010 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041010 | GREEK. CARIA. Cnidus (Knidos). […]

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World Coin News – Hungarian Silver, Gold Commemoratives Celebrate 200th Birthday of János Arany

By Coin & Currency Institute …. János Arany is called one of the key figures in Hungarian literature and political life. He was a poet, teacher, editor, Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and one of the best known and most renowned figures in Hungarian literature. The National Bank of Hungary is marking the […]

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World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

By Coin & Currency Institute …. Hungary’s first commemorative coins of 2017 honor Zsuzsanna Kossuth, one of the pioneers of the nursing profession in Hungary, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. The coin comes in two versions: .925 silver proof 10,000 forint (31.46 g, 38.61 mm), limited to 5,000 pieces. And a copper-nickel 2,000 […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries rang in the New Year with tremendous results at the January New York International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by several superb collections, including Selections from the Estate of Richard Doty, Selections from the Michael Druck Collection, The Mezo Toth Kalman Collection, The Dr. Michael Popoff Collection and Selections […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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Künker Auctions: Nearly $2 Million for Second Part Preussag Collection

On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, sold the second part of the Preussag Collection. Having been estimated at 630,000 pounds, the end result of the 772 lots with mining coins and medals amounted to 1.6 million pounds (approx. $1.97 Million USD) On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. You […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. You […]

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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