Pengő: coin from Kingdom of Hungary (1926-1945); 100 filler


5 pengő, 1943: Kingdom of Hungary (the Regency or the Horthy era)

5 pengő, 1943: Kingdom of Hungary (the Regency or the Horthy era)

Ruler: Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya — Hungarian admiral and statesman who served as the regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars and throughout most of World War II (1920-1944).

Circulating commemorative coin.

MAGYAR KIRÁLYSÁG: Kingdom of Hungary.


BP: symbol of the Budapest Mint.

Coat of arms of Hungary (two angels, Holy Crown of Hungary /Crown of Saint Stephen/, double cross).

VITÉZ NAGYBÁNYAI HORTHY MIKLÓS MAGYARORSZÁG KORMÁNYZÓJA — SZÜLETÉSÉNEK 75 ÉVFORDULÓJÁRA: Vitéz /valiant/ Miklós Horthy Nagybányai, the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary — On the 75th anniversary of his birth.

Portrait of the Miklós Horthy.

Engraver: Lajos Berán (symbol BERÁN L under the portrait).

Hungarian Mint (Budapest).

Mintage: 2.000.000.

  • Aluminium: 36 mm - 6 g
  • Reference price: 6$

COIN PENGŐ — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF HUNGARY (1926-1945): pengő = 100 filler

About the name of the coin pengő: the name "pengő" is derived from a Hungarian word meaning the sound of two coins hitting each other; i.e. the word "pengő" can be translated as "ringing coin" or a genuine coin (in ancient times, the originality of a coin — silver or gold — was determined by its ringing).
After the introduction of forint paper money into circulation in Hungary, the term pengő forint was used to refer to forint coins literally meaning "ringing forint" (opposed to paper forints — banknotes).