Obverse. Photo © Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • 3000 Forint 2023, Hungary, National Parks of Hungary, Hortobágy National Park
  • 3000 Forint 2023, Hungary, National Parks of Hungary, Hortobágy National Park

The Hortobágy National Park is Hungary's first and largest national park, established in 1973. Initially, the Hortobágy National Park encompassed an area of 52,000 hectares, but through continuous expansions and mergers, it has grown to approximately 82,000 hectares today. Since 1999, our first national park has been part of UNESCO's World Heritage. It preserves visible evidence of traditional grazing land use dating back over two thousand years and exemplifies the harmonious relationship between humans and nature. The puszta - a cultural landscape shaped by pastoral societies - is characterized by a unique pattern and combination of outstanding landscape features, such as the endless horizon punctuated by distant wells and the silhouettes of wild and domestic animals.

Engraver: Gábor Kereszthury


Depicts a water well in the characteristic Hortobágyi plain environment, with the sun disc in the background. On the edge, at the top, the inscription "HORTOBÁGYI NATIONAL PARK" is visible, and at the bottom left, integrated into the depiction of the plain, the engraver's privy mark is placed.



Depicts a group of cranes. On the left side, the inscription "HUNGARY", and on the right side, the vertical inscription "CRANE". Above the depiction, in two horizontal rows, the denomination and "FORINT" inscription, while below, the "BP." mintmark and the issuance year "2023" are placed.

The common crane (Grus grus) inhabits wooded, steppe, and wetland regions across Eurasia, migrating to northern Africa and southern Asia for the winter. They travel in flocks and are known for their distinctive V-shaped formations. To conserve energy during flight, cranes rotate their positions within the group, with the lead bird frequently changing due to fatigue. They measure 110–120 centimeters in length with a wingspan of 190–220 centimeters, allowing them to extend their wings to nearly 2 meters wide. Weighing between 4500 and 6000 grams, their plumage is primarily pale gray, with a noticeable reddish hue on the crown when observed up close. While classified as least concern on the IUCN Red List, the species faces vulnerability in Europe, where it is safeguarded, including in Hungary.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Copper Nickel
Weight 27 g
Diameter -
Width 39.6 mm
Height 26.4 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape rectangular
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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