The Austro-Hungarian Empire was one of the largest empires and biggest driving factors in global affairs during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The empire was ruled for most of its existence by Emperor Franz Joseph I, who is depicted on most of the gold coins from the regions of the world consumed by the empire. The 10 Korona Gold Coin from Hungary is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins available to ship inside of protective flip!
- Struck between 1892 and 1915!
- Consists of .0980 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of 10 Korona by Hungary.
- The right-profile statue of Franz Joseph I, King of Hungary, features on the obverse.
- The crowned arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is found on the reverse.
- Produced at the Kremnitz Mint in Hungary.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire began to take shape in central and southern Europe during the middle of the 19th century. The regions of modern-day Austria came together under one dynasty and would soon grow to control neighboring kingdoms and territories until the Austro-Hungarian Empire took shape in 1848.
At its height, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was the second largest in the world behind only the Russian Empire and the third largest in terms of population behind the Russian Empire and the German Empire. As the ruler of Austria, Franz Joseph I would come to hold the titles of Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, and even briefly the title of President of the German Confederation from 1850 to 1866.
On the obverse of 10 Korona Gold Coins is the standing portrait of Franz Joseph I. He came to power as the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary on December 2, 1848. Shortly into his reign he survived an assassination attempt and would go on to become the third-longest reigning monarch in Europe by the time of his death in 1916.
The reverse side of 10 Korona Gold Coins features the crowned arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire included various regions, kingdoms, and city-states loosely aligned through their Germanic tongue. The assassination of Franz Joseph I’s nephew, the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and assumed heir to Joseph I’s throne, dragged the empire into World War I and led to its ultimate downfall following the war.
These 10 Korona Gold Coins were issued within the Kingdom of Hungary during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that included 1892 to 1915. The coins were struck at the Kremnitz Mint in Hungary and are available to you here in Almost Uncirculated condition indicating the presence of only slight signs of wear and tear on the highest reliefs of the design.
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