Austria 1908 5 corona Dav-35
This specimen was lot 3231 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 40 (about US$50 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "5 Kronen 1908. 60. Regierungsjubiläum. Gutes vorzüglich. (choice extremely fine.)" The Austrian government issued this commemorative for the 60th anniversary of Francis Joseph's reign. It is nearly the last silver crown issued before Austria's suicidal plunge into World War One.
Recorded mintage: 5,089,700.
Specification: 24 g, .900 fine silver, .694 troy oz AGW, lettered edge, this specimen 23.97 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-35; KM-2809, J. 397.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.