The fracturing of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I laid
the foundation of the modern National Bank of Hungary.
The Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the bank’s name in Hungarian, marks the
90th anniversary with two new collector coins. An Uncirculated
copper-nickel 2,000-forint coin and a Proof .925 fine silver
10,000-forint coin share the same designs.
The independent central bank for Hungary, with authority to issue
paper money, was established in 1924. The bank owns the Hungarian
Mint, which struck the coins.
The coin was designed by Gábor Kereszthury.
The obverse motif alludes to the shares issued in 1924 during the
bank’s foundation. The reverse depicts the façade in central Budapest
of the 1924 bank’s main building, still the national bank’s
Both coins measure 37 millimeters in diameter and have a mintage
limit of 5,000 pieces.
The silver coin weighs 24 grams and the copper-nickel coin weighs
Dealer Coin & Currency Institute distributes new coins of
Hungary and offers the silver coin for $69.50 and the copper-nickel
coin at $19.50. Shipping and handling in the United States cost $5.75
To order the coins, visit the distributor website.
Orders may also be placed at P.O. Box 399, Williston, VT 05495, via email or by
telephone at 800-421-1866.