Obverse

Following the military forces of Nazi Germany in Hungary being defeated by the Red Army, Soviet military occupation ensued, eventually leading to the creation of a communist government in Hungary. Between 1946 and 1949 the Kossuth-style coat of arms was used, then the Hungarian People's Republic introduced a new state coat of arms in line with socialist heraldry, with a layout closely resembling that of the Soviet Union's: wreath surrounds wheat ear and hammer on radiant background below star.

MAGYAR·NÉPKÖZTÁRSASÁG
1950

Reverse

Denomination within 3/4 wreath.

2
BP.
FORINT

Edge

Smooth with imprints (guilloche)

2 Forint

People's Republic
KM# 548
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 24.8 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Budapest Mint (BP)

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