The original 100 Corona Gold Coin of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was issued only in the early 20th century. The 100 Corona denomination joined the 10 and 20 Corona coins in 1908 and was introduced to mark the 60th anniversary of Franz Joseph Is reign as the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. The coins were minted between 1908 and 1914, with the 1915 date mark chosen in 1975 by the Austrian Mint as a commemorative mark.
On the obverse of all 1915 100 Corona Austrian Gold Coins, you’ll find the left-profile bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Crowned the King of Hungary and Emperor of Austria in December 1848, Franz Joseph I would rule Europes third-largest empire for almost 68 years until his death in 1916. Joseph I oversaw the rapid expansion and growth of the empire, but also its entrance into World War I. That conflict, though he was dead before its conclusion, led to the dissolution of the empire.
The reverse of all 1915 100 Corona Austrian Gold Coin includes the crowned double-headed eagle of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The bird holds the heraldic shield of the Hapsburg Dynasty, the ruling family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- Contains .9802 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 100 Corona from the Austrian Mint.
- On the obverse is the left-profile bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
- The reverse includes the double-headed eagle and heraldic shield of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- Issued in AU->BU Condition