Austrian 100 Coronas
Long before Krugerrands were ever thought of, Austria used to produce a large gold coin, the One Hundred Coronas. These were issued between 1908 and 1914, bearing their date of issue. In typical Austrian tradition, after the death of Franz Joseph in 1916, official restrikes were issued as commemorative pieces, all bearing the date 1915.
The corona as a denomination started with the monetary reform of 1892, until Austria became a republic in 1918.
The bare head, facing right, of Emperor Franz Joseph I
FRANC IOS I D G IMP AUSTR REX BOH GAL ILL ET AP REX HUNG
The arms of Austria superimposed upon a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle.
Notes on Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Fineness = purity of gold alloy.
Gold Content = Actual gold content in troy ounces.