Gold coin 20 crowns

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Description

Gold coin 20 crowns (Münze Österreich)

20 crowns gold coin were in use for longer periods of time than other gold crowns. It was crafted from 1892 till 1912.  The face of this gold coin has the Emperor’s portrait and the year 1912 engraved. This is also the year that they were withdrawn from print.

In the beginning, 10 and 20 crown gold coins were crafted. A much larger 100 crown gold coin was issued as the Emperor Frances Joseph’s Diamond Jubilee in 1908.  Even though the 10 crown gold coin ceased to be issued in 1910, the year 1912 was placed on the back it. This is also the year that all gold crowns were withdrawn from print.

Austrian mint Münze Österreich is owned by the Central Austrian bank. It is one of the oldest mints in the world. Historically, it was first mentioned in 1371, but the actual history is about two centuries longer. There is an interesting story about its beginnings. On his way back from the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart was apprehended in Austria (due to a prior offence towards Duke Leopold V). Richard paid 15 tons of silver in ransom. Leopold decided to use that silver to make coins, thus starting the first mint business in Vienna. Along with coins, Münze Österreich produces Austrian euro coins, as well as commemorative medals. Goldman Graff is their official partner in Croatia.

Additional information

Country

Austria

Dimensions

Ø 37,00mm

Fineness

900/1000

Material

Gold

Mint

Münze Österreich

Packaging dimensions

Gift envelope

Weight (g)

6,77 g.

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