Austria 1900 5 corona Dav-34

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2831
This specimen was lot 2831 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 2,800 CHF (about US$3,341 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 5 Kronen 1900. Wien. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. FDC. Hübsche Patina. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, Cabinet piece. Brilliant uncirculated, Attractive patina.)"
When Bismarck kicked Austria out of Germany after the war of 1866, German and Austrian coins began to diverge. The thaler was abandoned in 1872 for the florin, which in turn was superseded by the corona in 1892. The corona was used through World War One and briefly even after as the truncated republic of Austria tried to organize its affairs. This five corona was struck 1900 only but is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 8,525,000.

Specification: 24 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 23.91 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2807, Herinek 769. Jaeckel 377. Dav-34.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 43: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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