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Banknotes withdrawn since 1946

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The MNB will no longer exchange the withdrawn banknotes specified below to legal tender.

The forint monetary system was introduced in Hungary on 1 august 1946. Apart from the initial changes of images, the series of banknotes – relating to the 10 and 100 forint banknote – issued in 1946 remained in circulation for approximately 50 years.

DenominationDate of issueDate of withdrawal
01/08/194630/09/1992
01/08/194830/09/1992
13/06/195330/06/1996
07/08/194631/12/1998


The issue of the new series of banknotes was launched in 1997.

Informative material on withdrawn banknotes issued after 1946 was prepared on the basis of the catalogue of Hungarian Mint Ltd. entitled “The Forint Currency in Hungary”.