Thursday, July 24, 2008

5 pengõ

Here's that handsome Hungarian 5 pengõ coin. It was released in 1938. There were re-strikes, but so far I've been unable to find information on how to tell a re-strike from an original issue. That's St. Stephan on the obverse. I think this is a very attractive coin.
The word "pengõ" is onomatopoeic, dating back hundreds of years and referring to the "ping" sound of a coin minted from precious metal and dropped onto a hard surface.


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