Austria 1913 100 corona
This specimen was lot 30383 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $3,877.50. The catalog description noted, "Franz Joseph I gold 100 Corona 1913 MS61 NGC. A low-mintage date with moderate handling that mutes some of the reflectivity in the obverse fields, but few major marks that attract the eye. As is often the case, the reverse shows less handling that the obverse as a result of its broader design that serves to protect the fields. An example that is sure to be highly coveted for type set inclusion. From the Commander Collection." This gold coin is among the last issued before Austria's suicidal plunge into World War One. The portrait is of Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria 1848-1916. The Austro-Hungarian empire did not long survive him. Regular 100 coronas were emitted 1909-15, with the 1915 being restruck in large numbers in recent times.
Recorded mintage: 2,696.
Specification: 33.87 g, .900 fine gold, .980 troy oz AGW, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 2819, Fr-507.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.