In the 19th century, the 20 Franc denomination dominated currency on the European continent. Based on the 20 Francs gold coin of France, introduced first during the reign of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, the coin would go on to form the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union. Today, 1892 Gold 20 Francs/8 Florin Austrian Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside protective flips!
- 1892 date mark is a restrike of the first-ever 20 Francs gold coin from Austria!
- Consists of .1867 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of 20 Francs/8 Florin is fully backed by the Austrian government.
- On the obverse is a portrait of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
- The reverse includes the coat of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- Issued by the Austrian Mint.
The Hapsburg Dynasty ruled much of Central Europe for hundreds of years, but the height of its power came during the late-19th century when the Austro-Hungarian Empire was formed. Franz Joseph became the first and only Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the combination of the Empire of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1892, the empire adopted the gold standard and began to issue coins of the 20 Franc denomination.
All of these 1892 Gold 20 Francs/8 Florin Austrian Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in BU condition have full, original mint luster and may present with full, original mint luster. Coins in this condition can feature flaws such as breaks in the luster or minuscule contact marks resulting from the coining process.
On the obverse of 1892 20 Francs/8 Florin Austrian Coins is an image of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He is shown here in right-profile relief with a laurel wreath on his head. This design was one of the final images of Franz Joseph I to feature on Austrian gold coins.
The reverse side of 1892 Gold Austrian Coins features the coat of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire was formed when Emperor Franz Joseph I, then the Emperor of Austria, was also crowned the King of Hungary, pulling the Kingdom of Hungary into the empire.
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