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Offline ghipszky

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1941 20 Filler
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:22:02 PM »
This is the only Hungarian coin with  hole in the center that I have.
It is 20mm.
What else is there to learn from this coin?
Ginger

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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 11:47:37 PM »
I think the BP is for the Budapest mint? Not sure.

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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:45:16 AM »
The obverse shows the crown of Saint Stephen. The coin was made of iron as a wartime economy measure.
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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 06:36:33 PM »
I think the BP is for the Budapest mint? Not sure.

Confirmed. The present Hungarian capital was formed from two cities, Buda and Pest. Hence BP. Nice idea, actually. Londonwestminster sounds better than Londonderry :)

The tilting cross on the crown was an accident. Presumably someone dusting it a bit too forcefully. Now, they like it the way it is. Another nice idea. Like so many half-finished cathedrals.

Peter
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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2017, 04:29:04 AM »
Thanks guys it is always interesting to learn more about a coin.
Ginger

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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 05:06:39 AM »
Looking at this, my thoughts are, did they know what was coming? 

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Re: 1941 20 Filler
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2017, 11:07:41 AM »
In 1941, you'd have to be pretty deluded not to see what was coming. You just didn't know it would stop coming in 1945. You might perhaps have guessed what came soon after 1945, but you wouldn't have had a clue on what was coming after 1991. As for the crown, unforeseeably, it spent the years 1945 to 1977 in the US. Remarkably, nobody straightened the crown :)

Peter
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