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In 1993 the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a series of new forint coins for circulation featuring modern materials and a uniform appearance. In 1996 the new 100 forint bicolour coin and in 2009 the new 200 forint bimetal coin were added to circulated coins. From 2012 the obverse side of all the coins of the series bears the inscription „MAGYARORSZÁG” and the coat of arms of Hungary and symbols specific to Hungary (the image of a protected Hungarian plant or animal, and the image of the Chain Bridge voted for by citizens). Coins with the inscription “Magyar Köztársaság” continue to function as legal tender.

The reverse side of the coins bears the denomination. The obverse and reverse side of the coins were designed by István Kósa and István Bartos, respectively. The only exceptions are the bicolour hundred and bimetal two hundred forint coins, the obverse and reverse sides of which were both designed by István Kósa.

Forint coins in circulation are minted by the Hungarian Mint Limited.

Obverse sideReverse sideInformation
200 Ft_rv-kicsi.png200 Ft_av-kicsi.pngDiameter: 28.3 mm; Weight: 9 g
 Material: the ring is golden yellow copper (75%)–nickel (4%)–zinc (21%) alloy,the core is copper (75%)–nickel (25%) alloy (bimetal)
Colour: the ring is golden yellow, the core is silver
Edge: milled (72) with smooth sections
Image on the coin: Chain Bridge
100 Ft_rv.png100 Ft_av.pngDiameter: 23.8 mm; Weight: 8 g
Material: coated steel (the ring is steel coated with nickel,the core is copper-zinc coated steel)
Colour: the ring is silver, the core is golden yellow (bicolour)
Edge: milled (170)
Image on the coin: coat of arms of Hungary
50 Ft_rv.png50 Ft_av.pngDiameter: 27.4 mm; Weight: 7.7 g
 Material: copper (75%)–nickel (25%) alloy
Colour: silver
Edge: smooth
Image on the coin: saker falcon (Falco cherrug)
20 Ft_rv.png20 Ft_av.pngDiameter: 26.3 mm; Weight: 6.9 g
Material: copper (75%)–nickel (4%)–zinc (21%) alloy
Colour: golden yellow
Edge: milled (130)
Image on the coin: Hungarian iris (Iris aphylla hungarica)
10 Ft_rv.png10 Ft_av.pngDiameter: 24.8 mm; Weight: 6.1 g
Material: copper (75%)–nickel (25%) alloy
Colour: silver
Edge: milled (70) with smooth sections
Image on the coin: coat of arms of Hungary
5 Ft_rv.png5 Ft_av.pngDiameter: 21.2 mm; Weight: 4.2 g
Material: copper (75%)–nickel (4%)–zinc (21%) alloy
Colour: golden yellow
Edge: smooth
Image on the coin: white egret (Egretta alba)