Hungarian Mint Celebrates Historic Public Square on its Latest Coin

22 Nov 2017  Wed

The Hungarian Mint releases a new 2,000 forint coin featuring National Memorials in Hungary annually, since the last 4 years. The latest one is struck in patinated antique bronze and is dedicated to Kossuth Ter (“square”), situated on the banks of the Danube. It was named in honour of Lajos Kossuth who was a great-nineteenth century statesman.

Parliament, Museum of Ethnography, and the Ministry of Agriculture are also depicted on the obverse. One of the lions from the front of the Parliament and the Hungarian flag is shown on the reverse.

The square was restored five years back, to resemble its original structure that was built before 1944.?Kossuth, Francis II Rakoczi had led the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in the early 18th century.

Issue date for the coin is 30th November 2017 and its mintage limit is 5,000 pieces. The 18.4 grams coin can be purchased for $22.50.

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