Austria 1914 100 corona

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1853
This specimen was lot 1853 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,598 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 100 Kronen 1914. Wien . Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph, 1848-1916, one hundred corona of 1914. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
This gold coin, among the last issued before Austria's suicidal plunge into World War One, features the bust 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: 1,195.

Specification: 33.88 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 33.81 g.

Catalog reference: Schl. 656. Fr-507; KM 2819.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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