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  • 1933 Budapest transport token

    1933 Budapest transport token

    A small section ticket with great imagery Obverse The obverse features the coat of arms of Budapest with the year, 1933, above and ·B·SZ·K·RT· below. These are the intitials of what translates as “The Budapest Metropolitan Transport Company Limited by Shares”. In 1873, the three main cities of Buda, Pest and Óbuda, were united into…

  • 1763 Hungary Poltura

    1763 Hungary Poltura

    Here is a “Poltura” from Hungary, dated 1763: The obverse of the coin features Maria Theresa (Mária Terézia). Maria Theresa was ruler of the Habsburg dominions from 1740 until her death in 1780, and the only woman to hold the position suo jure (“Suo Jure” meaning she held the title independently of her husband, Francis…

  • Hungary 1984 2 Forint

    Hungary 1984 2 Forint

    One thing I love about world coins is the variety of styles and designs. In this case, the simple yet elegant style of the “2” taking up most of the coin, with the smaller year and “FORINT”, the unit of currency in Hungary. The design is set off nicely by the scalloped edge of the…