The Austrian Hungary Gold Corona is a popular gold coin with investors and collectors alike. It contains .9802 ounce of pure gold alloyed with copper. It is 90% gold or 21.6 karats. The 100 Corona has a diameter of 37 mm and a thickness of 2.3 mm. The Austria 100 Corona features Franz Joseph I on the obverse and the reverse is a crowned double eagle, (middle coat of arms), with the date at the bottom. These coins were produced from 1908 to 1914.
The 100 Corona is the most popular, but they did also produce the 20 Corona and the 10 Corona. The 20 Corona has a fine gold content of .1960 troy ounce. It is 90% gold or 21.6 karats. The 20 Corona gold coin has a diameter of 21 mm and a thickness of 1.2 mm. The 10 Corona gold coin has a fine gold content of .0980. It is 90% gold or 21.6 karats and is alloyed with copper. The diameter of the coin is 19 mm and the thickness of the coin is 1.4 mm.
In the 1960s, the Austrian Government made a restrike of the Coin with the 1915 date (1908 on the Hungarian version) to sell to collectors in the United States. During this time it was still illegal for Americans to own gold bullion. However, they were allowed to own coins for collection defined as coins dated before 1933. This was a way for Americans to buy gold bullion, and the 100 Corona was very popular. When restrictions were lifted the popularity changed to South African Krugerrand in 1974.
California Gold & Silver Exchange will gladly buy your gold Austrian Coronas. We understand that you may have purchased them yourself, or you may have inherited them. We will pay you cash, or check, on the spot. You will see that we are the most competitive gold coin buyers in the area. California Gold & Silver Exchange can pay such a great price because we also sell the coins at our retail location. Most gold buyers purchase from the public and sell the coins to wholesalers. If they do not sell to the public, they are likely not a competitive buyer. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you have. You can reach us at 909-985-4653, or send us an email at [email protected]