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20 Krajczár - V. Ferdinánd War of Independence Coinage

Features

Country Hungary
Period War of Independence (1848-1849)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1848
Value 20 Krajczár (1/3)
Currency Austro-Hungarian forint (1754-1857)
Composition Silver (.583)
Weight 6.68 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References ÉH# 1428,
  • Emil Unger; 1997. Magyar Éremhatározó / Kötet 1. 1000-1540. Ajtósi Dűrer Könyvkiadó, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9789638314215.
  • Emil Unger; 2000. Magyar Éremhatározó / Kötet 2. 1526-1740. Ajtósi Dűrer Könyvkiadó, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9638314222.
  • Emil Unger; 2001. Magyar Éremhatározó / Kötet 3. 1740-1922. Ajtósi Dűrer Könyvkiadó, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9688314230.
KM# 432,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
H# 2092,
Huszár Lajos; 1979. Münzkatalog Ungarn. Battenberg, Munich, Germany. ISBN 9783870451622.
Adamo# B5
István Adamovszky; 2009. Magyar Érme Katalógus 1892-2008. Adamo, Budapest. ISBN 9789638749710.

Obverse

Ferdinand Laureate head, right
Hungarian legend

Lettering: V . FERD . MAGY . H . T . ORSZ . KIRÁLYA . ERD . N . FEJED . K . B

Translation:
V. Ferdinánd, Magyarország, Horvátország és további országok királya, Erdély Nagyfejedelme
=Ferdinand V, King of Hungarian, Croatian and other countries, Grand Duke of Transsylvania

Reverse

Madonna with child

Lettering: SZ · MÁRIA IST · ANNYA MAGY · OR · VÉDŐJE 1848

Translation:
Szent Mária Isten anyja Magyarország védője
Protector of Hungary, Virgin Maria, Mother of God

Edge

Reeded

Mint

K B Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)

Comments

In the Hungarian war of independence, some of the 20 Krajczár coins were manufactured in a way, that messengers could carry tiny documents hidden within the inside of the coin. The coin can be unscrewed carefully and a document can be placed inside, then hidden among the other coins, messengers could pass military and police checkpoints:

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1848 K B 31.77 99%
1848 K B 1.4% Openable spy version

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