The Austro-Hungarian Empire was one of the greatest empires of the 19th century and encompassed much of central and southern Europe. In 1892, the empire adopted the gold standard and issued the 20 Corona coin for the first time with the bust of its emperor, Franz Joseph I, on the obverse. The 20 Corona Austrian Gold Coin is currently available to you for purchase online from APR 57.
- Available inside of a protective flip!
- Issued between 1892 and 1916, no restrikes!
- Contains .1960 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of 20 Krone by Austria-Hungary.
- On the obverse side is the bust of Franz Joseph I.
- The reverse includes the image of the Austrian Coat of Arms with a double-headed eagle.
- You may receive multiple coins of the same date mark when buying several coins from this listing.
The Austrian Mint struck the 20 Corona Gold Coins from 1892 until 1916 when the ravages of World War I began to impact demand for gold and the ability of the mint to strike the coins. The popular 20 Corona coins feature pure gold at a level of .900 purity. The coins were known as the Krone in Austria and the Korona in Hungary, though the Hungarian version of the coin had a different bust of Franz Joseph I.
Emperor Franz Joseph I ruled over the Austro-Hungarian Empire for nearly 68 years from the formation of the empire in 1848 when he was just 18 years old until his death in 1916 during the midst of World War I. It was the assassination of his nephew Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand that kicked off World War I and dragged the empire into the calamitous conflict that eventually resulted in its defeat and dissolution.
On the obverse of 20 Corona Austrian Gold Coins is the image of Franz Joseph I. He was crowned as the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary in December of 1848. During his long reign, he also briefly held the title of President of the German Confederation prior to its departure from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and formation of the German Empire.
The reverse face of the coins includes the coat of arms for the Austrian Empire. Based upon the seal of the Hapsburg Dynasty, the double-headed eagle is depicted with a crown clutching the shield of the empire.
These 20 Corona Austrian Gold Coins are available to you in Almost Uncirculated plus condition. Coins in AU condition present only slight wear and tear on the highest points of the design elements. The random year issue means youll receive a coin with a random date mark based on availability in our warehouse. The date marks range from 1892 to 1916 and you might receive several of the same date mark when ordering multiples.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Face Value||20 Corona|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Flip|
|Weight||.196 Troy Ounce|
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