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Did you know…
Did you know…

… that Pepsi is using the Liverpool soccer team’s Hungarian player in its advertising the Pepsi Lime and Wild Cherry flavor diet soda?  Bogdán Ádám is the team’s gatekeeper.  The photoshoot  took place in Hungary.

…that the world’s most beautiful golden coins are in the Nemzeti Múzeum (National Museum) in Budapest? Their authenticity was proven just recently in Munich, Germany by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the world’s largest third-party grading service of coins.

Gróf czegei Wass Sámuel’s assay company, the Wass, Molitor & Co. minted, as legal tender, a $5 and $10 coin in 1852; in 1858, the $10, $20 and $50 coins were minted.  (Before the US Mint opened a branch in San Francisco in 1854, such private minting companies played an important part in the financial life of the area.)  

Wass Sámuel sent four pieces, one of each, from San Francisco to Hungary, to the Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, in 1855.  

The $20 coin disappeared before 1966.

(Source: Szeretlek Magyarország.hu)

The novelist and poet Wass Albert was a great-grandson of czegei Wass Sámuel.


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