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100 Forint 1949, Hungary

in Krause book Number: 167a
Years of issue: 01.07.1950
Edition: --
Signatures: Jeszenszky Ferenc, Governor of the Hungarian National Bank (from June 1, 1946 to February 1, 1952): Sulyok Béla, Szántó Dénes
Serie: First Series
Specimen of: 24.10.1949
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 166 x 72
Printer: Hungarian Banknote Printing Corp. "Diósgyőri Papírgyár Zrt.", Miskolc

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100 Forint 1949




100 Forint 1949

Kossuth LajosThe engraving of Lajos Kossuth portrait is based on that photo (photographer is unknown).

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (Louis Kossuth, Ľudovít Košút, 19 September 1802 - 20 March 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848-1949. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in the United Kingdom 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".

Coat of arms of the Hungarian people's republic.


Following the liberation of Hungary from Nazi Germany by the Red Army, Soviet military occupation ensued, which ended only in 1989. Between 1946 and 1949 the Kossuth-style coat of arms was used, then the Stalinist regime of the People's Republic of Hungary introduced a new state coat of arms in line with socialist heraldry, with a layout closely resembling that of the Soviet Union's. Heraldically, this was not a proper coat-of-arms, due to the lack of shield. This symbol, known as the "Rákosi badge", was not popular with the majority of the Hungarian population.

The new Socialist coat of arms was created in late 1957 by combining the general shape of the "Rákosi badge" with a small shield in the middle that had its entire area covered by the Hungarian national tricolor. This so-called "Kádár badge" conveniently omitted the cross from the non-religious Hungarian insignia, but it was scrapped during the change of regime in 1989.

Denomination in numeral on the left side. In words on the top.


100 Forint 1949

Menekülés a közelgő vihar előlThe engraving is made from the painting by Karoly Lotz "Escape from the Storm" ("Menekülés a közelgő vihar elől").

Lotz Károly Antal Pál or Karl Anton Paul Lotz (16 December 1833 - 13 October 1904) was a German-Hungarian painter.

Denominations in numerals are repeated four times, in words are on the right and left sides.


Withdrawn from circulation: 31 December 1998.

Obverse engraver: Horváth Endre.

Designer: Reck István.

Reverse engraver: Nagy Zoltan.