10 Corona - 1912 (RESTRIKE)
KM-2816 - 3,39 g
The obverse features a bust of Emperor Franz Josef (b1830-d1916). FRANC-JOS-I-D-G-IMP-AVSTR-REX-BOH-GAL-ILL-ETC-ET-AP-REX-HVNG (Franz Josef I by Grace of God, Austrian Emperor and King of Bohemia, Galicia, Illyrium, Etc. and King of Hungary) surrounds the bust. There is a star below the bust. The reverse has has the imperial Austro-Hungarian arms with X CORONA MDCCCCXII around the top. The denominations 10 C flank the eagle\'s tail feathers. The date 1912 is at the bottom.
Austrian 10 Coronas
Austria used to produce a 10 coronas gold coin. These were issued between 1892 and 1912, 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 1912.
The corona as a denomination started with the monetary reform of 1892, and lasted until Austria became a republic in 1918.