Austria 1911 10 corona

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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1275
This specimen was lot 1275 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €110 (about US$152 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUTRICHE, François Joseph Ier (1848-1916), AV 10 couronnes, 1911. Fines griffes au droit. Superbe/Fleur de Coin. (Austria-Hungary, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, gold ten coronas of 1911. Fine scratches on the obverse, Extremely Fine/Uncirculated.)"
This gold coin, among the last issued before Austria's suicidal plunge into World War One, was struck 1909-12. The Austro-Hungarian empire did not long survive the death of Francis Joseph in 1916. Restrikes exist of the 1912.

Recorded mintage: 1,285,667.

Specification: 3.39 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 2816, Jaeckel 386; Fr-513.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 135, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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