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1946 Hungary Adopengo 5-Note Set: 10,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000, and 1,000,000 Adopengo (XF)

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1946 Hungary Adopengo 5-Note Set: 10,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000, and 1,000,000 Adopengo (XF)


This extraordinary set of 1946 Hungarian Adopengo banknotes includes five denominations, each representing astronomical values due to the extreme hyperinflation period in post-World War II Hungary. Each note in this set is graded XF (Extra Fine) quality, preserving the historical significance and intricate designs from this tumultuous era.

Design and Features:

  1. P-143 Tizezer 10,000 Adopengo (equal to one sextillion pengo):

    • Obverse: Features an intricate design with detailed patterns symbolizing the period’s financial turmoil. The note prominently displays the denomination "10,000 Adopengo."
    • Reverse: Contains elaborate engravings and security features, reflecting the craftsmanship of the time.
    • Condition: XF - sharp details with minimal signs of handling, maintaining the note's visual appeal and historical integrity.
  2. P-138 Otvenezer 50,000 Adopengo (equal to 50 sextillion pengo):

    • Obverse: Highlights the denomination "50,000 Adopengo" with complex patterns and motifs.
    • Reverse: Detailed engravings with security elements typical of the era's banknotes.
    • Condition: XF - well-preserved with clear details and slight signs of circulation.
  3. P-144 Egyszazezer 100,000 Adopengo (equal to 100 sextillion pengo):

    • Obverse: Displays the denomination "100,000 Adopengo" with intricate background designs.
    • Reverse: Features elaborate security patterns and historical motifs.
    • Condition: XF - excellent preservation of design and details, minimal wear.
  4. P-139 Otszazezer 500,000 Adopengo (equal to 500 sextillion pengo):

    • Obverse: Showcases the denomination "500,000 Adopengo" with complex and detailed artwork.
    • Reverse: Engraved security features and patterns characteristic of the period.
    • Condition: XF - maintaining sharpness and clarity with minor handling marks.
  5. P-140 Egymillio 1,000,000 Adopengo (equal to one septillion pengo):

    • Obverse: The highest denomination in the set, "1,000,000 Adopengo," with elaborate design elements.
    • Reverse: Detailed engravings with significant security features, emphasizing its high value.
    • Condition: XF - exceptionally preserved with detailed designs intact and minimal signs of wear.

Historical Significance: Issued in 1946, these Adopengo notes were part of Hungary's effort to manage hyperinflation following World War II. The astronomical denominations reflect the extreme devaluation of the currency during this period. These notes are a poignant reminder of the economic challenges faced by Hungary and are significant artifacts of financial history.

Collector's Value: This set, with its rare high denominations and Extra Fine condition, is highly valuable to collectors interested in hyperinflationary currencies, historical banknotes, and European economic history. The XF grade ensures that the notes retain their intricate details and historical integrity, making this set a prized addition to any numismatic collection.