Austria 1908 100 corona Fr-514
This specimen was lot 7035 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $3,335. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 100 Corona, 1908. '60th Anniversary of Reign.' NGC MS-61." This gold coin, among the last issued before Austria's suicidal plunge into World War One, commemorated the sixtieth anniversary of the reign 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: 16,000.
Specification: 33.87 g, .900 fine gold, .980 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-514; KM 2812.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.