Hungary 1894-KB 10 korona

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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1515
This specimen was lot 1515 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €100 (about US$139 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HONGRIE, François Joseph Ier (1848-1916), AV 10 korona, 1894KB, Kremnitz. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of Hungary, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, gold ten coronas of 1894, Kremnitz mint. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This type, issued 1892-1915, superseded the four forint and was about 5% heavier. Many dates of the ten korona are scarce but this one is common.

Recorded mintage: 986,000.

Specification: 3.38 g, .900 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 485, Jaeckel 408; Fr-252.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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