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50 Forint 1989, Hungary

in Krause book Number: 170h
Years of issue: 11.01.1990
Edition: --
Signatures: Dr. Tarafás Imre, Bartha Ferenc, Szalkai István
Serie: First Series
Specimen of: 10.01.1989
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 166 x 72
Printer: Hungarian Banknote Printing Corp. "Diósgyőri Papírgyár Zrt.", Miskolc

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50 Forint 1989




50 Forint 1989

Portrait of Francis II RákócziThe engraving on the banknote is based on paint by Ádám Mányoki in 1724.

Francis II Rákóczi (II. Rákóczi Ferenc, 27 March 1676 - 8 April 1735) was a Hungarian aristocrat and leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1703-11 as the prince (fejedelem) of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary. He was also Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Today he is considered a national hero in Hungary.

His full title was: Franciscus II. Dei Gratia Sacri Romani Imperii & Transylvaniae princeps Rakoczi. Particum Regni Hungariae Dominus & Siculorum Comes, Regni Hungariae Pro Libertate Confoederatorum Statuum necnon Munkacsiensis & Makoviczensis Dux, Perpetuus Comes de Saros, Dominus in Patak, Tokaj, Regécz, Ecsed, Somlyó, Lednicze, Szerencs, Onod. His name is historically also spelled Rákóczy,

Coat of arms of the Hungarian people's republic.


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 is on the left side. In words on top.


50 Forint 1989

Paint by unknown artist Kuruc - Labanc combatThe engraving was made from the paint by unknown artist "Kuruc - Labanc combat".

Battle of the Hungarian rebels (Kuruc) against the pro-Austrian soldiers (Labanc).

In 1703 began the revolt of the Hungarian people, which was suppressed in 1711.

stampsAt 27 March 1976, in Hungary, were issued the commemorative stamps. One of them depicted the same paint "Kuruc - Labanc combat".

Denominations in numerals are on right and left sides. In words are top and bottom.


I postponed this banknote personally, during my stay in Budapest, in September 1991.

Circulated from 11 January 1990 till 30 June 1996.

Obverse engraver: Horvath E. Delet.

Designer: Reck István

Reverse engraver: Nagy Zoltan