1938, Hungary (Republic). Large Silver 5 Pengö Crown. Official Proof Restrike!
Mint year: 1938 Reference: KM-516. Denomination: 5 Pengö Mint Place: Budapest (B.P.) Condition: Lightly wiped in the past (some of the frosted features on top smoothed), otherwise a nice AU-UNC! Material: Silver (.640) .5145 ASW Weight: 24.94gm Diameter: 36mm
Obverse: King Stephen I. wearing crown of St. Stephern right. Legend: 975 . ISTVAN . * 969 + 1038 .
Reverse: Crown of Saint Stephen, sword, sceptre and branches ontop of Hungarian shield, splitting date and mint mark. Legend: * MAGYAR . KIRÁLYSÁG * (1938 / B.P.) . 5 . PENGÖ .
Saint Stephen I (Hungarian: I. (Szent) István) (Latin: Sanctus Stephanus) (Esztergom, 967/969/975 – August 15, 1038, Esztergom-Szentkirály or Székesfehérvár, Hungary) was Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997–1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000–1038). He greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin during his lifetime, broadly established Christianity in the region, and he is generally considered to be the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary. Pope Gregory VII canonized Stephen I, together with his son, Saint Emeric of Hungary and Bishop Gerard of Csanád, on August 20, 1083, becoming one of the most popular saints in Hungary, and his birthday is celebrated as a state holiday commemorating the foundation of the nation.
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