Hungary Forint 1868 to 1892
Hungary was Austrian until 1918 and, sure enough, that's Franz Joseph of Austria on the 'heads' side. The 1 Frt (or, on some coins, 1-F or 1-Ft) denomination gives it away as a Hungarian coin, as well as the Magyar Királyság (or, on some coins, Magyar Orszag) which means Kingdom of Hungary.
The coin was minted with various reverse 'tails' sides. Examples of two are shown. The reverse pattern does not affect value.
These are really cool coins, but are much more common than one would suppose. The price, therefore, is surprisingly low. Each coin contains 0.357 troy ounces of silver, so they can never be worth less than that. Typical catalog values are:
worn: $15 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $180
Divide these values by two for the dates after 1875. To convert from these inflated catalog values, use the rules of thumb given on our Terminology page.
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Requested by: blaba, Sat, 19-Jun-2010 16:32:18 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 19-Jun-2013 13:04:04 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 06-Jun-2015 14:57:17 GMT
Requester description: 1879 Ferencz Jozsef I K A CS ES M H S D O AP KIR Has a face on front that has a leaf headband and underneath the head there are the letters K B. On back it has MAGYAR KIRALYSAG 1879 1Frt with a seal of some kind
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