• 2 Fillér 1940-1942, KM# 518, Hungary, Miklós Horthy
  • 2 Fillér 1940-1942, KM# 518, Hungary, Miklós Horthy
Description

Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya (1868–1957) was a Hungarian admiral and statesman, who served as Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between World Wars I and II and throughout most of World War II, from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944.

Engraver: János Pálinkás

Obverse

Depicts the Crown of Saint Stephen, date and name of the country Kingdom of Hungary below.

The Holy Crown of Hungary (also known as the Crown of Saint Stephen) was the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence; kings have been crowned with it since the twelfth century. No king of Hungary was regarded as having been truly legitimate without being crowned with it. In the history of Hungary, more than fifty kings were crowned with it, up to the last, Charles IV, in 1916. The cross is attached to the crown in a rough manner, rising from the midriff of Christ in the central enamel plaque at the top of the crown. The cross was knocked crooked in the 17th century when the crown was damaged, possibly by the top of the iron chest housing the insignia being hastily closed without the crown having been placed in it properly. The cross has since been left in this slanted position, and is now always depicted as such.

1940
• MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG •

Reverse

Denomination.

2
FILLÉR
BP.

Edge

2 Fillér

Kingdom
KM# 518
Characteristics
Material Steel
Weight 3.3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 518.1, KM# 518.2
Mint
Budapest Mint (BP)

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