Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by krispy, Mar 24, 2010.
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The note has the fabric of other American "wildcat" banknotes of the era. The firm Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., is known for its banknotes and postage stamps. These notes were issued as 1- 2- and 5-Forint. They never circulated, but were sold in America for dollars to raise money for the next revolution.
It is all a little off-topic here, so I created a new thread for these:
Sandor Petofi 1 January 1823 most likely 31 July 1848 was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti dal (National Song), which is said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. It is most likely that he died in the Battle of Segesvar, one of the last battles of the war. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sándor_Petőfi
And, just to pile in... I have a bunch of these in high and higher denominations to the zilliards of tax-pengos.
When people complain that American FRNs are "boring" compared to the paper money of other nations, I point out that our money is actually worth something, so it does not need to be tarted up.
A friend of mine is a retired university professor of art history who told me of her incomplete theory that we underwent (undergo) some kind of intellectual or epistemological evolution in understanding the world and expressing it in ever-larger numbers. She pointed out that "big" numbers such as 4, 5, 6, and 7... were invented only about 5000 to 4000 BCE. Soon, thereafter, however, came 100. The Greeks had myriad (100 x 100 = 10,000) or "banzai" in Japanese. As our knowledge of the universe stretched down to the atomic and up to the galactic, we created new words for the ever-larger numbers.
If, for some reason, we could not have had milliards, we would have had to change the name of the currency and exchange old for new. That has been done, also, of course.
The last time I heard from @krispy was July 2018.
Not quite. There was a large set of 1848-49 Hungarian War of Independence notes printed (at multiple locations which can be determined by ink color). The remainder notes you have are US issue 1852 promissory notes issued by Kossuth Lajos in exile after the war to raise funds for a new Hungarian army. Many of these were issued. For the smaller issued notes you will see the serial number written on them by hand. For the larger issued notes you will see a live signature of Kossuth Lajos (making them very valuable). The remainders will not have any live ink on them. There was both a print run from Philadelphia (common, $1, $2, and $5 notes) and one from New York (much rarer, and into the higher denominations).
Thanks for information. I discussed these recently here: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/louis-kossuths-fundraiser-forint-notes.333994/#post-3382404
Your facts are more salient than mine.
Chris just hasn't been very active, of late -- the result of a very busy work schedule, I think. And I haven't been all that active here myself, having found another paper money forum that seems to be a better fit. But I do show up on occasion.
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