This is a set of high grade and eye appealing coins of the final silver korona type 1912-1916. While this is a very short set, the 1913 is a very challenging key date to acquire, with a mintage of only 5,214.
While for presentation purposes in the NGC registry, this set contains my highest graded example, my full set for this type contains many gem examples with exquisite toning and surfaces, as well as several MSPL examples.Read more...
This set is 100% complete for the five entries, and its score beats out the runner-up by a factor of six. Indeed, the emphasis has been on “high grade and eye appealing coins of the final silver korona type 1912-1916.” These coins all depict Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I, whose death coincided with the end of the series in 1916. Each entry is NGC-certified and accompanied by excellent photos that reveal a mix of “white” and splendidly toned beauties. The highlight is the scarce 1913 issue grading MS 63. The owner’s comments are brief but interesting.
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