Hungary 1900-KB 5 korona Dav-123
This specimen was lot 3945 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $364.25. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. 5 Korona, 1900-KB. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Sharply struck. Lightly toned." This type was issued for Hungary in 1900, 1906-09 from the Kremnitz (Komoczbanya in Magyar) mint during the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary. After the reorganization of the Hapsburg empire into the Dual Monarchy in 1867, Hungary received her own coinage separate from Austrian issues. In the aftermath of World War One, the Hapsburg monarchy collapsed and Hungary became independent but without its former territories in Slovakia, Transylvania and Croatia.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 24 g, .900 fine silver, .694 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 488, Dav-123.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 40th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.