Hungary 1908-KB 5 korona
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: 1,742,000.
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.