• 5 Forint 1967-1968, KM# 576, Hungary
  • 5 Forint 1967-1968, KM# 576, 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".

Engraver: István Iván

1802-1894 KOSSUTH
IVANI

Reverse

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

Engravers: Ferenc Szabó, Iván István

MAGYAR·NÉPKÖZTÁRSASÁG
19 67
BP.
+ 5 FORINT +

Edge

5 Forint

People's Republic
KM# 576 Huszar# 2317 Unger# 1582
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Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 7.4 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Budapest Mint (BP)

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