The 10 Corona gold coins manufactured by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, are 1912-dated restrikes and come in Almost Uncirculated condition. First struck to celebrate the 82nd birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph I, these gold coins are of important historical value and feature 3.05grams of gold in weight. A popular choice among collectors, 10 Austrian Corona coins are a great addition to your portfolio.
Franz Joseph I was the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for 68 years, having taken the throne at the tender age of 18. This special 10 Corona gold coin was struck to commemorate the King's 82nd birthday, thus is a significant historical edition of bullion history.
Subsequently, the coins have numismatic importance which can add to the value of these rare coins. With a 90% gold purity, the 10 Coronas gold coin promises to fetch a substantial profit, thus are a wise investment and an important addition to any coin collection.
The obverse bears the right-facing profile of Franz Joseph I in his later years. He is finally detailed with a bald head and thick moustache and beard. The legend in Latin that circles the coin from left to right states the King of Austria and Hungary.
The reverse has the Coat of Arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which was a double-headed eagle, a typical motif for empire through the Middle-Ages. The Vatican had previously used the symbol as an esoteric meaning to see everything and get in touch with the spiritual self.
Gold Corona coins were manufactured at the Austrian Mint, one of the oldest in the world. They date back to 1892, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire reformed the currency. Together with the 20 Corona, 10 Corona gold pieces replaced the Gulden.
The coins were struck every year until 1912, the final one marking the 82nd birthday of Franz Joseph I. However, the Gold Coronas were reintroduced after the death of the Emperor in 1916, although all gold coins after that bear the commemorative date of 1912.
Founded in 1194, the Austrian Mint was established by Duke Leopold V of Austria after he ceased on the opportunity to kidnap Richard the Lionheart, King of England. A ransom of 12 tonnes of English crowns was paid for Richard's release and Leopold build a mint in Vienna with the proceeds.
The Austrian Mint is one of the oldest in the world and has a global reputation as a leading refinery. The Mint has diligently flowed a fine tradition of coin making and uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure their products meet the highest industry standards.
CoinInvest buy and sell gold coins and are particularly keen to hear from anyone with rare coins like the 10 Austrian Coronas at their disposal. If you are looking to profit from your investment, we buy gold coins for highly competitive prices at current spot prices. To find out what we can offer, contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to take your details and confirm a price via email.
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