A Legal Tender Coin Struck in Antique Bronze
Fourth Issue in the National Memorials Series: Issue Date: November 30
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 (“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 reverse, are Parliament, the Museum of Ethnography, and the Ministry of Agriculture. The obverse 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, and to other significant events in Hungarian history.
Denomination: 2000 HUF
Issue limit: 5,000
Weight: 18.4 grams
Click here to read more about Kossuth Square
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Click here to read more about the 2006 pro-democracy riots