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Hungarian issue depicts history

Seven centuries of Hungarian coinage history is symbolized on the two sides of its new 2,000-forint silver coin.

On the obverse, 13 of Hungary's postwar issues are arrayed. The reverse depicts the nation's restored national emblem with the national icon, St. Stephen's crown.

The coin is .925 (sterling) silver, weighs 31.46 grams (1 troy ounce) and is 38.61 millimeters (1{ inches) in diameter. Brilliant uncirculated specimens, with mintage limited to 5,000 pieces, are available for $37.50. Proof versions, also 5,000 pieces, cost $47.50. Add $4.50 for postage and handling.

All coins come in an official box with a certificate from the National Bank of Hungary.

Mail orders to Hungarian Coins, P.O. Box 1071, Clifton, NJ 07014, or call (800) 421-1866; fax (201) 471-1062; e-mail, coincurinaol.com.

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