forint

[fawr-int]
noun
an aluminum coin and the monetary unit of Hungary, equal to 100 fillér. Abbreviation: F., Ft.

Origin:
1945–50; < Hungarian < Italian fiorino. See florin

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forint (Hungarian ˈforint)
 
n
the standard monetary unit of Hungary, divided into 100 fillér
 
[from Hungarian, from Italian fiorinoflorin]

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monetary unit of Hungary. The Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nezmeti Bank), which has the sole authority to issue currency, issues coins in denominations ranging from 1 to 100 forints and banknotes of 200 to 20,000 forints. The obverse of banknotes depicts historical rulers, including Kings Charles I (200-forint note), Matthias I (1,000-forint note), and Stephen I (10,000-forint note). The reverse side contains pictures of fountains, castles, and other historic structures.

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