The 20 Kronen gold coins were initially issued between 1892 until 1916 and had their year of mintage inscribed on them until 1916 when Emperor Franz Joseph I died. After that they were minted only as commemorative coins. These new renderings of the Austrian gold bullion coin bear the date of 1915, honoring the long and fruitful reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I. The 20 Kronen gold coins do not have the status of legal tender.
The 20 Kronen gold coins, together with the other two denominations of 10 Kronen gold coins and 100 Kronen gold coins, were exist since the monetary reform in 1882 and lasted until Austria became a republic in 1918.
The 20 Kronen gold coins have a purity of 90.00% or 900/1000 purity, the equivalent of 21.6 carats gold. The Austrian gold coin has a diameter of 21.00 mm and a thickness of 1.20 mm with an overall weight of 6.7751 grams. The gold content is of 0.1960 troy ounces of gold, meaning 6.0976 grams of pure gold.
The 20 Kronen gold coins have on their obverse the portrait of Emperor Franz Joseph I, his bust facing right. It is the illustration of a bare headed Emperor accompanied by the words “FRANC IOS I D G IMP AUSTR REX BOH GAL ILL ET AP REX HUNG". He is commemorated by the imprinted year “1915" on the reverse of the Austrian gold coin. This year reminds people of one of the longest modern reigns by Emperor Franz Joseph I, a reign that lasted 68 years. The reverse of the 20 Kronen gold coins also depicts the double headed eagle which is a symbol of the Austrian Empire. The Imperial eagle is surrounded by the following words: “XX CORONAE MDCCCCXV 20 1915 COR". On the edge of the Austrian gold coins the words “Vnitis Viribvs" are written.
These commemorative gold bullion coins minted after 1916 and bearing the year 1915, no matter the year in which they have been minted, are firstly a great gift. The 20 Kronen gold coins are especially suitable for people passionate by history and by vast and strong Empires that rule a part of this world. These gold coins will surely make for an unforgettable gift. The 20 Kronen gold coins are also desired by numismatists since we are talking about a commemorative coin bearing the portrait of one of the most beloved monarchs of Europe.
These small and beautiful 20 Kronen gold coins are a perfect way to diversify a portfolio. They are a way to own gold, to store wealth by investing into Austrian bullion gold coins, and a way for investors to be sure they are safe from inflationary times.
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