Austria 1897 20 corona
This specimen was lot 22172 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $504. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 20 Corona, 1897. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Highly elusive quality, this coin being the only example to appear above the MS-62 grade in either of the PCGS or NGC population reports."
Recorded mintage: 5,133,000.
Specification: 6.77 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-504; KM-2806.
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