• 200 Forint 2012-2020, KM# 852, Hungary
  • 200 Forint 2012-2020, KM# 852, Hungary
Description

According to Hungary's new constitution, effective as of 1 January 2012, the country's official name changes from "Magyar Köztársaság" (Republic of Hungary) to "Magyarország" (Hungary). Although Hungary is still a republic, this does not appear anymore on its coinage: from 2012 Hungarian legal tender bears the country's new official name, "Magyarország".

Engraver: István Kósa

Obverse

Depicts Széchenyi Chain Bridge, country name and date.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a chain bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by Scottish engineer Adam Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary. It was opened in 1849. It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi (formerly Roosevelt) Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometre Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.

The bridge has the name of István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction, attached to it, but is most commonly known as the "Chain Bridge".

MAGYARORSZÁG
2019

Reverse

Depicts the value in the centre with dividing vertical lines to the right.

200
FORINT
BP.

Edge

200 Forint

3rd Republic
KM# 852 Schön# 340
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Nickel Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 9 g
Diameter 28.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Budapest Mint (BP)

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