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Hungary 2,000 Forint 2017. Budapest's Kossuth Square. Antique Bronze
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$22.50

 In only a few years, Hungary’s annual antique bronze 2,000 forint coin for its National Memorials has become a virtual sell out. This year should be no exception. The coin is dedicated to Kossuth Tér (or “square”), on the 90th anniversary of it being named in honor of the great 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 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, and to the massacre that occurred there on October 25 of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It was the scene of pro-democracy riots in 2006.
 
Denomination Quality  Metal Issue limit Diameter Weight   
2000 HUF Patinated   Bronze 5,000           37 mm          18.4 g 
 

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