Korona: coin of Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hungarian type)


1 korona, 1915: Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hungarian type)

1 korona, 1915: Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hungarian type)

Austro-Hungarian Empire or Austria-Hungary — constitutional monarchy and great state in Central Europe during 1867-1918 (was formed according to Austro-Hungarian agreements).

Ruler: Franz Joseph I — Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary (as I. Ferenc József magyar király), and the other states of the Habsburg monarchy from 1848 until 1916. Starting from 1867, he was the ruler of the newly formed Austro-Hungarian Empire.

1 KORONA - 1915.

Holy Crown of Hungary (also: Crown of Saint Stephen) — one of the main elements of the Hungarian coat of arms.

FERENCZ JÓZSEF I K A CS ÉS M H S D O AP KIR: Ferencz József Isten Kegyelméből Ausztriai Császár és Magyar-, Horvát-, Slavon-, Dalmát Országok Apostoli Királya — Franz Joseph, by the Grace of God, Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of the Hungarian, Croatian, Slavonic and Dalmatian Countries.

Portrait of Franz Joseph I.

BIZALMAM AZ ŐSI ERÉNYBEN (embossed inscription on the edge of coin): the personal Hungarian motto of Emperor Franz Joseph I — "I trust ancient virtue".

Kremnica Mint, nowadays Slovakia (mintmark "KB").

Mintage: 3.934.000.

  • Silver (0.835): 23 mm - 5.04 g
  • Reference price: 8$

COIN KORONA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE (1892-1916): korona = 100 filler (Austrian type of coins)

KORONA as coin name.
During 1892-1918, the currency of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was a monetary unit that went down in history under the name Austro-Hungarian krone.
In Austria, the krone was divided into 100 heller, and in Hungary — into 100 filler.
Unlike krone banknotes, coins were minted in two types: Hungarian (the denomination in Hungarian is KORONA) and Austrian (the denomination was indicated in Latin — CORONA).
In total, several denominations of such coins from silver (1, 2, 5 korona / corona) and gold (10, 20, 100 korona / corona) were issued.
The plot of all standard denomination coins of both types is quite similar: there is always a portrait or a figure of Emperor Franz Joseph I and a coat of arms or a crown as its main element (respectively, of the Kingdom of Hungary for the korona and of the Austrian Empire for the corona).
The name of the krone of Austria-Hungary was written differently in different languages: korona (Hungarian), corona (Latin), krone (German), koruna (Czech), coroană (Romanian)...