Obverse. Photo © Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • 2000 Forint 2021, Adamo# EM426, Hungary, Hungarian National Memorial Sites, Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park
  • 2000 Forint 2021, Adamo# EM426, Hungary, Hungarian National Memorial Sites, Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park

Hungarian historical landmarks hold profound significance as sites of memory, revered for their national, religious, regional, or minority importance. While they often boast remarkable architectural features, their primary value lies in their historical significance. According to legislation, a national memorial site can encompass either a constructed setting or a natural locale where a pivotal event from the past, shaping the nation's trajectory, or a significant state decision has unfolded, deemed worthy of national remembrance.

Distinguished national memorial sites serve as crucial touchstones in both Hungarian history and the history of the Hungarian State. They offer visitors a window into the pivotal events, tragedies, and triumphs that have shaped Hungary's past. Presently (as of 2024), the country boasts sixty-four recognized historical landmarks, designated as such by government decree following recommendations from the National Memorial and Mourning Committee. The National Heritage Institute ensures their consistent identification, erecting markers that not only uniformly distinguish the landmarks but also succinctly convey their significance to interested parties.

Engraver: Virág Szabó


Depicts the ground plan of the monastery, the Millennium Árpád Memorial, and the Rotunda in the Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park, with a wooded landscape in the background. To the left of the depiction of the Rotunda, at the top, the inscription "NATIONAL MEMORIAL SITE" is readable, while to the right of the depiction of the monastery plan, at the bottom, the emblem of national memorials is visible. Along the edge, in a circular inscription, "ÓPUSZTASZER" is written at the top, and slightly to the right at the bottom, "NATIONAL HISTORICAL MEMORIAL PARK" can be seen. On the left side, integrated into the depiction of the forest, the engraver's privy mark is placed.

The Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park, established in 1982 in Hungary, is renowned for its Feszty Panorama, a cyclorama depicting the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895. This masterpiece, completed in 1894 by Árpád Feszty and his team, stands tall at 15 meters and spans 120 meters in length, offering an immersive historical experience. The park also features indoor and outdoor exhibits showcasing the archaeological and ethnographic history of ancient and early-modern Hungary, providing visitors with an engaging journey through time.

The Rotunda serves as the focal point of the park, housing the iconic Feszty Panorama. Originally completed in 1894, this monumental artwork offers a vivid portrayal of the Hungarian Conquest, featuring scenes such as the arrival of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars. Surrounding the Rotunda, visitors can explore various permanent exhibitions, including panoramas of the world, wax figures of Hungarian historical figures, and displays on village life and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Additionally, outdoor exhibits like the Open Air Ethnographic Collection and the Nomad Park offer further insights into Hungary's rich cultural heritage, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience for all visitors.



Depicts Árpád, the leader, seated on the upper pedestal of the millennium Árpád Memorial in the Ópusztaszer National Historical Memorial Park. Alongside the depiction of Árpád, in two rows below each other, the denomination and the inscription "FORINT" are placed on the top left, while on the bottom right, the year of issue "2021" and the mint mark "BP." are positioned. Within the mint mark, under at least tenfold magnification, micro-inscriptions representing letters identical to the letters of the given mint mark have been placed. Along the edge, in a semicircle inscription, the text "HUNGARY" is readable.

Árpád (c. 845 – c. 907) led the confederation of Magyar tribes during the late 9th and early 10th centuries. Historians debate whether he served as the sacred ruler or kende of the Hungarians, or as their military leader or gyula, due to conflicting information in various sources. Nevertheless, many Hungarians consider him the "founder of our country," and his pivotal role in the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin is highlighted in later chronicles. The dynasty stemming from Árpád governed the Kingdom of Hungary until 1301.



2000 Forint

Hungarian National Memorial Sites
Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park

Subscribe series
Adamo# EM426
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bronze Plated Copper
Weight 18.4 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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