In Hungary they introduce new notes of 10000 HUF which contains a symbol I couldn't relate to Hungary's history, there were no official note known to me why do they use Patonce Cross on Hungarian note.

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And here is the questioned symbol:

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I found a few appearance of the same symbol in heraldics, these are from English coat of arms and Canadian. I see no relation to Hungary, I would assume if a symbol is used on the very middle of the note should have some important meaning.

  • That specific part of the bill is part of the anti-counterfit scheme. According to mnb.hu/Root/MNB/Bankjegy_es_erme/bankjegyeink/u10000 and choose "Biztonsági elemek" you should get a popup. That specific design has a "A bankjegy előoldalának közepén található motívum mozgatás hatására aranyról zöld színűre változik, a két szín egyértelműen megkülönböztethető egymástól." Translates to "Pattern in the middle of the front side of the banknote is located a result of moving from gold turns green, the color of two clearly distinguishable from each other." – CGCampbell Sep 3 '14 at 19:35
  • By the way, the symbol on the left-top looks like a Celtic Cross. – Anixx Sep 3 '14 at 19:58
  • @CGCampbell yes, yes, I read it of course, I have no problem with the purpose, but why that kind of cross? I mean Hungary has an own cross type which is in the coat of arms, I see no point on using different symbolism. And as Anixx pointed out that symbol on the left-top is clearly not Hungarian origin. I see no connection to Hungarian history in these new notes' newly built in symbols. Maybe I am wrong and there is some distant relation or hidden fact which I wasn't aware of. – CsBalazsHungary Sep 3 '14 at 21:09
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    @CsBalazsHungary In fact, I was sure you had, I just added it as a datapoint for any other researchers. That's why it is a comment and not an answer...it's not an answer to your question. – CGCampbell Sep 3 '14 at 21:19

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