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Metal forints and fillers - modern coins of Hungary

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  • Hungary, Republic
  • Forint
  • Budapest
  • of 92 340 sq. km
  • Hungarian (state)
  • HU (HUN) 348

Republic Hungary Monetary unit is the forint which consists of 100 fillers. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 forints.

The Republic Hungary is member country the European union .

The Name "forint" occurs from the city of Florence where coined golds were minted since 1252 and were called Fiorino d'Oro. In Hungary florentinus (later forints) at the heart of a gold standard began to use since 1325, some other countries have followed to its example.

In 1992 a new series of coins of denomination in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 forints has been manufactured. Production of coins of 2 and 5 fillers has ceased in 1992, and all other coins in fillers have been withdrawn from circulation in 1999. In 1996 the bimetallic coin of 100 forints replaced the same coin of version 1992 as last has been recognised by too big and ugly has been entered, furthermore it could be accepted easily for a coin of 20 forints.

Silver coins of 200 forints have been removed in 1998 (because their face-value becomes too low in comparison with used precious metal). Coins 1 and 2 forints remained in circulation till February, 29th, 2008. The sum of buying is now approximated to the proximate 5 forints at encashment. New coins of 200 forints are executed two-colour and entered instead of notes of 200 forints on June, 15th, 2009.

Nominal value: 10 forints
Stamping: 2003
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 forints of Hungary the Reverse of 10 forints of Hungary
Nominal value: 20 forints
Stamping: 2003
the Material: a Nickel-brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 20 forints of Hungary the Reverse of 20 forints of Hungary
Nominal value: 100 forints
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Center - a brass-plated steel, a ring - stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 100 forints of Hungary the Reverse of 100 forints of Hungary

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