• 5 Forint 1971-1982, KM# 594, Hungary
  • 5 Forint 1971-1982, KM# 594, Hungary
Obverse

Lajos Kossuth facing right.

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (1802–1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49. With the help of his talent in oratory in political debates and public speeches, Kossuth emerged from a poor gentry family into regent-president of Kingdom of Hungary. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in Great Britain and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe. Kossuth's bronze bust can be found in the United States Capitol with the inscription: "Father of Hungarian Democracy, Hungarian Statesman, Freedom Fighter, 1848–1849".

MAGYAR NÉPKÖZTÁRSASÁG
KOSSUTH

Reverse

Coat of arms of the Hungarian People's Republic above denomination separating date with BP between shield and numeral.

19 78
BP.
5
FORINT

Edge

5 Forint

Large Issue, People's Republic
KM# 594
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Characteristics
Material Nickel
Weight 5.73 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Budapest Mint (BP)

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