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In February 1867, Hungary was separated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On this occasion, stamps depicting Emperor Franz Joseph were again issued. These stamps were valid in the Kingdom of Hungary until 1871. A funny little detail on that occasion is that the nominal value in Kreuzer was shortened to Kr., which could also apply to an abbreviation of the Hungarian currency: Krajcar. Today’s stamp is a mint copy of the 5 Kreuzer issue (Type 2). CV is: 10-150 € depending on type of perforation.