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10 Forint 1957, Hungary

in Krause book Number: 168a
Years of issue: 27.10.1959
Edition: --
Signatures: Fodor András, Szántó Dénes , Kovács Sándor
Serie: First Series
Specimen of: 23.05.1957
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 166 x 72
Printer: Hungarian Banknote Printing Corp. "Diósgyőri Papírgyár Zrt.", Miskolc

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10 Forint 1957

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10 Forint 1957

Petofi SandorThe engraving on the banknote is made after this photo of Petofi Sandor.

Sándor Petőfi (Petőfi Sándor, 1 January 1823 - most likely 31 July 1849) was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti dal (National Song), which is said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. It is most likely that he died in the Battle of Segesvár, one of the last battles of the war.

Lower are stylized roses.

Coat of arms of the Hungarian people's republic.

coat

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.

Denominations in numeral are on the left side and at the top . In words at the top and lower.

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10 Forint 1957

Janos JankoThe engraving is based after the paint by János Jankó "Birth of the folk song".

János Jankó (1833-1896) was a Hungarian painter and graphicist.

Jankó was born in Tótkomlós. He started to teach graphics while he was still at high school. Later he studied in Vienna, where he became known for his caricatures. His drawings were published in several Hungarian humor magazines, and they were popular and typical of the era.

Denominations in numerals are repeated six times. In words two times.

Comments:

Circulated from 27 of October 1959 till 30 of September 1992.

Obverse engraver: Horvath E. Delet.

Designers: K. Pinx, Reck István.

Reverse engraver: Nagy Zoltán