The Holy Crown of Hungary, also known as the Crown of Saint Stephen, was the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence, since the 12th century. During World War II, the crown jewels disappeared and were later recovered in Austria by the American Army. For much of the Cold War, the crown was kept at Fort Knox. After undergoing extensive historical research to verify the crown as genuine, it was returned to the people of Hungary by order of US President Jimmy Carter on January 6, 1978. Hungary wanted the Americans to return the Crown much earlier, but previous presidents refused. Zoltan could only find one photo of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with the Holy Crown. They both signed it for him.
Courtesy of Zoltan Marian