Hungary 1966-BP 500 forint
This specimen was part of lot 3020 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), which sold for $11,162.50. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Three Piece Commemorative Proof Set, 1966. Fr-617/9; KM-PS4; Huszar-2357/9. Issued to Commemorate the Defense of Szigetvar and the 400th anniversary of the war against the Turks. The 100 Forint (Szaz) with a mintage of only 3,300 pieces, the 500 Forint (Otszaz) with a mintage of only 1,100 pieces and the 1000 Forint (Ezer) with a mintage of only 330 pieces which was only issued in sets. Brilliant proof surfaces with stark contrast to the frosted devices. An attractive evenly matched set that deserves a premium bid. All are in PCGS secure holders. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This denomination was used for several gold commemoratives 1961-68.
Recorded mintage: 1,100 proofs.
Specification: 42.05 g, .900 fine gold, 1.209 troy oz AGW, 40 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-570; Fr-618.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.