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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 18, May 4, 2008, Article 27

HUNGARIAN BANKNOTE DESIGN FIRM EMPLOYEE REVEALED AS MODEL FOR RULER

According to a Hungarian web site, "The face on the Ft 200
banknote is not a likeness of 14th century ruler Károly Róbert
but of Ferenc Koltai, some dude from a company that worked on
the 1998 currency update. Károly Vagyóczky, who designed Hungary's
greenest money, denied any funny business and said Koltai was
chosen simply because he had a 'good head for money' - literally
rather than figuratively. Although it can't be denied that as
head of Jura Trade Kft., the company that came up with digital
watermarks and other security patents used the world over, Koltai
is clearly pretty darn good with money.

"As for the nitty gritty of the controversy, it turned out
that the facial features of the Hungarian king are barely
documented, so just about any bearded face would do."

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