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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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175th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse

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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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175th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse

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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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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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Classic Hungarian Gold Florin Recreated on Modern Coin

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The only gold coin Hungary will issue in 2020 reaches back seven centuries, to the florins (goldguldens) of King Ulászló, or Vladislaus, for its inspiration. The 50,000 forint legal tender gold coin is modeled after a coin minted for Ulászló now in the collection of the Hungarian National Museum. […]

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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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Hungary: Popular Hungarian Vizsla dog breed features on latest collector coins

The National Bank of Hungary will issue (9th September) new collector coins which also begin a new series that features some of the country’s indigenous dog breeds. The new series, entitled “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds,” will include a total of nine Hungarian dog breeds issued annually

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Hungary: Popular Hungarian Vizsla dog breed features on latest collector coins

The National Bank of Hungary will issue (9th September) new collector coins which also begin a new series that features some of the country’s indigenous dog breeds. The new series, entitled “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds,” will include a total of nine Hungarian dog breeds issued annually

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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: 175th anniversary of national anthem features on new large silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Hungary has issued large silver Proof coins which are in celebration of the country’s national anthem, which was unofficially adopted in Hungary while it was part of the greater Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1844. However, after the collapse of the communist party in Hungary, which governed Hungary from 1946 to 1989, the melody and lyrics were officially adopted the same year

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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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Hungary: Latest gold coin remembers Byzantine empress, Saint Irene of Arpad

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (18th January) their second coin as part of a series remembering the Saints of the Arpad dynasty, which was launched in 2017 with the release of the first coin dedicated to the memory of Saint Margaret.
The second coin features Saint Irene, (1088–1134) a daughter of Saint Ladislaus, who was married to Byzantine Emperor, John II Komnenos, and is venerated as a saint in both the Western and Eastern churches

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Hungary: Latest gold coin remembers Byzantine empress, Saint Irene of Arpad

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (18th January) their second coin as part of a series remembering the Saints of the Arpad dynasty, which was launched in 2017 with the release of the first coin dedicated to the memory of Saint Margaret.
The second coin features Saint Irene, (1088–1134) a daughter of Saint Ladislaus, who was married to Byzantine Emperor, John II Komnenos, and is venerated as a saint in both the Western and Eastern churches

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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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Hungary: New coin re-creates gold florin of Albert Habsburg as part of ongoing “Medieval Hungarian Gold Forints” coin series

The Hungarian National Bank have issued (13th March) their latest recreation of the gold forint coins which are part of their popular and ongoing series entitled “Medieval Hungarian Gold Forints,” first launched in 2012. The series includes detailed designs from some of Hungary’s most well-known gold forint coins from the rulers of Medieval Hungary beginning with the exquisite replicated design of the gold forint of Charles I issued in 2012

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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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Hungarian Mint Strikes Antique Bronze Coin of Historic Public Square

As a result of limited quantities and appealing subjects, the Hungarian Mint’s annual 2,000 forint coin showing  National Memorials in Hungary has become a virtual sell out after just a few years of existence. This year should be no exception. The fourth coin in the series, struck by the Hungarian Mint in patinated antique bronze, is […]

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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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Hungary: Historic Compromise remembered on new silver double crown

The National Bank of Hungary have launched (24th May) a new double-crown-sized silver coin which remembers one of the country’s most pivotal chapters in modern Hungarian history on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of this national event. From the 1st March 1867, the traditional Austrian Empire, which had existed since 1804, was transformed into a constitutional dual monarchy, officially as “The Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council and the Kingdom of Hungary or, the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen”—the empire-kingdom of Austria-Hungary

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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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Hungary: János Irinyi, inventor of the match, features on latest “Hungarian Inventors” coin

The National Bank of Hungary will issue (18th May) a new coin in the very popular and ongoing collector series “Inventions and Technical Innovations of Hungarian Engineers and Inventors.” The series features the people and inventions that have made a significant technical or scientific contribution to popular culture and modern life

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Hungary: János Irinyi, inventor of the match, features on latest “Hungarian Inventors” coin

The National Bank of Hungary will issue (18th May) a new coin in the very popular and ongoing collector series “Inventions and Technical Innovations of Hungarian Engineers and Inventors.” The series features the people and inventions that have made a significant technical or scientific contribution to popular culture and modern life

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Hungary: Bükk National Park featured on latest rectangular silver coin

 

The National Bank of Hungary have issued their newest coin in their very popular and ongoing “National Parks of Hungary” series, which has featured some of the country’s most extraordinary national parks and landmarks. This year’s coin—the fourth in the series—features the Bükk National Park, considered one of Hungary’s most unspoiled areas of natural beauty and forested plains

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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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Hungary: Bükk National Park featured on latest rectangular silver coin

 

The National Bank of Hungary have issued their newest coin in their very popular and ongoing “National Parks of Hungary” series, which has featured some of the country’s most extraordinary national parks and landmarks. This year’s coin—the fourth in the series—features the Bükk National Park, considered one of Hungary’s most unspoiled areas of natural beauty and forested plains

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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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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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Hungary: Esteemed poet and author János Arany honoured on new gold and silver coins

On March 3, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungarian National Bank) issued three new coins that pay tribute to one of Hungary’s most beloved poets, János Arany (1817–1882), on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Arany is best remembered for his prolific written works, which were translated into other languages due to their excellence and their precise descriptions of the sentiment of the country during its short-lived era of independence in 1848

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Hungary: Esteemed poet and author János Arany honoured on new gold and silver coins

On March 3, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungarian National Bank) issued three new coins that pay tribute to one of Hungary’s most beloved poets, János Arany (1817–1882), on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Arany is best remembered for his prolific written works, which were translated into other languages due to their excellence and their precise descriptions of the sentiment of the country during its short-lived era of independence in 1848

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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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Hungary: New Silver Coin Remembers István Széchenyi, “The Greatest Hungarian,” on the 225th Anniversary of His Birth

On September 21, the National Bank of Hungary issued two new coins to mark the 225th anniversary of birth of one of the country’s most prolific thinkers. Count István Széchenyi (1791–1860), a leading figure in the political struggles of Hungary’s reform era, was a key character in the transformation of Hungarian society

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Exceptional Architect Miksa Roth Honored on Hungarian Silver Coin

The National Bank of Hungary has issued a new coin honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Hungary’s leading architects from the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Visitors to both Budapest and Vienna often marvel at the exquisite and ornate edifices on structures built during this time, which was known for its intricate and detailed designs

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Hungarian Inventors & Inventions Series Continues with Latest Square Coin

The National Bank of Hungary has issued its latest coin in the popular and informative “Hungarian Inventors and Their Inventions” series, which focuses on some of the country’s best known inventors. The 2015-dated coin highlights Kornél Szilvay, an important figure in the history of Hungarian firefighting and technology, on the 125th anniversary of his birth

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New Coins Honor Hungarian Artist István Csók

The National Bank of Hungary has issued two new coins to mark the 150th anniversary of birth of one of the country’s most admired Hungarian artists, István Csók (1865 – 1961). Considered one of the greatest figures of Hungarian painting, István Csók was born to the wealthy mill-owner Lajos Csók on the 13th February 1865 in the village of Sáregres in Fejér Comitat

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Hungarian Coins Honor Famed Wildlife Film Director István Homoki-Nagy

The National Bank of Hungary have issued two new coins which mark the centennial of birth of one of the country’s best known and celebrated cinematographers who excelled in the field of documentaries and in capturing wildlife and not only earned national – but international acclaim from the movie-making industry. István Homoki-Nagy (1914 – 1979) attained great notoriety was as a film director, cinematographer, ornithologist, writer and a lawyer but most especially as a pioneering figure in nature documentary who was also a Kossuth Prize winning artist

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Hungary “Innovations & Inventions” Series Continues with Abraham Ganz Tribute

The National Bank of Hungary has issued their latest coin in the popular “Innovations, Engineers & Inventions” series, with this coin paying homage to one of Hungary’s most celebrated engineers – Abraham Ganz (1814 – 1867) whose name today is still revered and a part of the landscape of today’s modern industrialized Hungary. Originally born in Embrach, Switzerland, Ganz is considered one of the country’s most prolific inventors and a pioneer of heavy industry which transformed the Kingdom of Hungary as well as that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire into one of the most important sources for large and heavy precision machinery during the latter half of the 19th century

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Hungarian Coins Honor Miklós Zrínyi

The National Bank of Hungary have issued two new coins which honor one of their country’s most celebrated leaders who has achieved admiration as a military and political leader as well as being recognized for his contributions to Military strategy, Hungarian literature and poetry. On the observance of the 350th year of the death of Miklós Zrínyi (1620 – 1664) the National Bank has issued two coins on which pay tribute to a true Hungarian patriot of the 17th century

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Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

A just-issued 2,000 forint legal tender coin is the first Hungarian coin ever issued with an antique bronze patinated finish. The coin, dedicated to the Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial is 37 mm (1½ inches) and 18.4 grams with a reeded edge. It is limited to an issue of 5,000 and sells for $22.95. Somogyvár-Kupavár is a […]

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Coins Honor Hungarian Artist Bela Spanyi

The National Bank of Hungary have issued two new commemorative coins which remember the centennial of the death of artist Bela Spanyi (1854 – 1914) who is recognized as one of Hungary’s best painters of landscapes and scenes of natural outdoor beauty.
Spanyi’s name has long been referred to as the first order among Hungarian landscape painters

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New Coin Celebrates 90th Anniversary of the National Bank of Hungary

The National Bank of Hungary have issued a new silver coin which celebrates their own establishment 90 years ago whose actual anniversary is on the 24th June.
Preceded by the Royal Hungarian State Bank only in operation since 1921, the National Bank was formed in 1924 with its main function was to stabilize the Hungarian crown or Koruna, which had suffered from inflation since the First World War

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New Coins Pay Tribute to Hungarian Composer Béni Egressy

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (22nd April) two new coins which honor one of the country’s most well-known and respected composers, Béni Egressy (1814 – 1851) best remembered for composing the music to “The Szózat”, a famous poem by Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty. The song later became the unofficial “second Hungarian national anthem

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Renowned Hungarian Architect Miklós Ybl Featured on New Coin

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (3rd April) two coins marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Miklós Ybl (1814 – 1891) one of Europe’s leading architects in the mid to late nineteenth century and regarded as Hungary’s most influential architect during his career. He is most remembered for his neo-Renaissance design of the Hungarian State Opera House on Andrassy Street in Budapest

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