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 dedicated to Kossuth Tér (“square”), on the 90th anniversary of its being named in honor of the great-nineteenth century statesman, Lajos Kossuth.
Located on the banks of the Danube, it is the symbolic center of the Hungarian state. Among the buildings facing it, and shown on the coin’s obverse, are Parliament, the Museum of Ethnography, and the Ministry of Agriculture. The reverse shows one of the lions from the front of the Parliament and the Hungarian flag.
Five years ago, the square was restored to as it looked before 1944. Among the memorials on it are ones to Kossuth, Francis II Rákóczi, who led the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in the early 18th century, and other more recent events continuing well into this century.
The coin’s issue date is November 30, 2017 with mintage limited to a total of 5,000 pieces. It is 37 millimeters in diameter and weighs 18.4 grams. The cost is $22.50.
To order, or for more information on these and other coins of Hungary, contact the Hungarian Mint’s North American Representative at P.O. Box 399, Williston, VT 05495. Toll-free 1-800-421-1866. Fax 802-536-4787. Email: [email protected], or click on the Hungarian flag at www.coin-currency.com for secure website ordering. Add $5.75 to each order for shipping and handling in the U.S.A. Shipping to other countries will be based on actual cost. Vermont residents add 6% sales tax. Those desiring to receive information and photographs electronically on a regular basis can provide their email address to [email protected].