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  • 2000 Forint 2018, KM# 938, Hungary, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia
  • 2000 Forint 2018, KM# 938, Hungary, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006.

The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.


Depicts a stylized representation of the Earth. The orbits of satellites suggest the rotation of the planet and the dynamic nature of sports. The motif refers to the global significance of the sports event. To the right, the official logo of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is shown. The compulsory design elements are also featured here: the lettering “Hungary” in the lower legend, the lettering “2000 FORINT” in two lines, one below the other, and vertically oriented, the mint mark ‘BP.’, as well as the year of issuance ‘2018’; all in one column. The micro lettering representing the mint mark provides protection against counterfeiting, which was placed on the left side of the circle running to the right of the mint year. The security element is visible only when magnified at least ten times.

FIFA World Cup
Russia 2018


Depicts the stylised figure of a football player performing one of the most spectacular moves in today’s acrobatic football: the scissors kick. The dynamics of the move is highlighted by the two phases shifted in time, and the curves around the flying ball. The lettering “FIFA World Cup 2018” is displayed in 3 rows one below the other.

On the bottom right edge of the coin Erika Puskás’ master mark is shown. The plaster model was made by István Kósa on the basis of the graphics artwork.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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