One of the most fundamental, statutory duties of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is to issue banknotes and coins in Hungary. An extensive range of relics and artefacts is preserved, recorded and displayed for those interested in Hungarian money production with a history spanning more than 1,000 years.
Founded in the 1970s, the constantly growing collection of banknotes and coins currently comprises some 50,000 items, including gold and silver coins, paper money, shares of stock, bonds and commemorative coins, and is Hungary's second most important numismatic collection after the Hungarian National Museum.
The electronic records of the collection have already been produced; however, it is likely to take years for scientists to determine their accuracy. We are seeking to make available high profile items of the collection to the wider public at the MuseuMap site as they are processed.