Montenegro 1910 100 perpera Fr-4

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3647
This specimen was lot 3647 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 16,000 CHF (about US$19,093 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MONTENEGRO, Nikolaus I. 1860-1918 100 Perpera 1910. Wien 50. Regierungsjubiläum. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. (principality of Montenegro, Nicholas I, 1860-1918, one hundred perpera of 1910, Vienna mint, on the fiftieth anniversary of his reign. Very rare, Extremely fine, Small scratches.)"
After maintaining her independence for centuries against the Turks, Montenegro was occupied by the Austrians during World War One and then the Serbs and more or less forcibly incorporated into Yugoslavia, Nicolas losing his throne in the process. The coinage runs 1906-14. This one year type commemorating the fiftieth year of Nicolas' reign is based not on the French hundred francs but on the Austria five coronaa, which is slightly heavier. Ten and twenty perpera also exist.

Recorded mintage: 501 + proofs.

Specification: 33.88 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 13, Schl. 4. Fr-4.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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