5 Forint Kossuth bankó


Issuer Hungary
Issuing entity Pénzügyminisztérium (Ministry of Finance)
Period War of Independence (1848-1849)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1848
Value 5 Forint
Currency Austro-Hungarian forint (1754-1857)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 214979
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# S116
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


Fünf Gulden 5 Pet Zlaty
Ezen pénzjegy minden álladalmi és közpénztárakban
öt ezüst forint
gyanánt, három húszast egy forontra számítva, elfogadtatik, 's teljes
névszerinti értéke a közállomány által biztosíttatik.
Buda-Pest, september 1-én, 1848

Kossuth Lajos

5 forint
This state-note, in all national and public financial institutions,
as 5 silver forint - counting three 20 krajczár coins for one forint - shall be in its full face value and shall be redeemed from the central funds
Budapest, September the 1st, 1848

Lajos Kossuth
minister of finance


Forgery warning in 5 languages (Hungarian, German, Czech, Croatian, Romanian)

Ezen jegyek hamisítói 's utánzói tizenöt évre ter-
jedhető börtönöztetéssel büntettetnek. [Hungarian]
Die Berfäʃcher und Nachahmer dieʃer Noten werden mit
(?)erter bis zu fünfzehn Jahren beʃtraʃt. [German]
Tíchto znakov zfalssovňíci a následňíci na petnást
rokov rozdlžiť mohúcim žalárstvom sa trescú. [Czech]
Ovih cěduljah izkrivitlji i spotvoritelji kazne se
utamničenjem, produživim na petnaest godinah. [Croatian]

Translation: The forgers and imitators of these notes can be penalted by fifteen years of imprisonment.


5 ft

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1848  $ 13 97% P#S116a Red-brown obverse. 01.09.1848
1848  13% P#S116b Brown obverse.

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Forint (Kossuth bankó)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Forint (Kossuth bankó)
Auction 56
Lot 1809
Internet Archive
Mar 12, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 65.22
(EUR 64.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Forint (Kossuth bankó)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Forint (Kossuth bankó)
Auction 56
Lot 1810
Internet Archive
Mar 12, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 77.45
(EUR 76.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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