Austria 1895 20 corona

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3528
This specimen was lot 3528 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €240 (about US$310 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Josef I. 1848-1916. 20 Kronen 1895, Wien. 6,10 g Feingold. GOLD. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Austro-Hungarian empire, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916. twenty coronas of 1895, Vienna mint. Extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type of 1892-1909 represents the final coinage reform of the Hapsburg regime before its collapse during World War One.

Recorded mintage: 2,266,000.

Specification: 6.77 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-504; J. 379; Schl. 629, KM 2806.


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  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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