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[fawr-int] /ˈfɔr ɪnt/
an aluminum coin and the monetary unit of Hungary, equal to 100 fillér.
Abbreviation: F., Ft.
1945-50; < Hungarian < Italian fiorino. See florin Unabridged
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/Hungarian ˈforint/
the standard monetary unit of Hungary, divided into 100 fillér
Word Origin
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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