Austrian 100 Corona gold ‘1915’,
These coins are official restrikes bearing the date 1915, these coins are struck from 0.900 fine gold and contain 0.9803 troy ounces of the precious metal.
The corona as a denomination started with the monetary reform of 1892, until Austria became a republic in 1918. Austria used to produce a large gold coin, the One Hundred Coronas. These were issued between 1908 and 1914, and featured their year of issue on the reverse.
After the death of Franz Joseph in 1916, and to compete with the popular South African Krugerrands, the Austrian Mint decided to reissue 100 Corona coins from 1975. These coins are all dated 1915 and are known as restrikes.
Obverse; The bare headed portrait, facing right, designed by, Stefan Schwartz. Legend FRANC IOS I D G IMP AUSTR REX BOH GAL ILL ETC ET AP REX HUNG
Reverse, also designed by Stefan Schwartz. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle, Austria-Hungary coat of arms in the centre.