Austrian 20 Francs 8 Florins
This is one of the many varied denominations of gold coin which Austria has produced in its long history. Between 1870 and 1892 Austria produced two different coin types, each of which carried face values in two different monetary systems, this is because these coins were "trade coinage" intended for international use as bullion coins. These types were the 20 francs / 8 florins which we feature on this page, and its sibling the 10 francs / 4 florins.
20 Francs 8 Florins
These were issued between 1870 and 1891, but with official restrikes dated 1892 being issued indefinitely. All the pre 1892 issues tend therefore to be of more interest to collectors, although there is nothing wrong with finding space for the 1892 restrikes in any collection.
Any Austrian 8 Florin 20 Franc coins dated 1892 are official Austrian Mint restrikes. As such they are real, genuine coins, but were issued retrospectively with the date frozen.
All other dates are considered normal, and would have been struck during, or shortly after, the year which they display.
The laureate head, facing right, of Emperor Franz Joseph I
FRANCISCUS IOSEPHUS I D G IMPERATOR ET REX
The arms of Austria superimposed upon a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle.
8 FL 20 Fr
The edge has an incuse inscription:-
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.
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Date||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1892||Unc||Yes||£See Page||$See Page
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Franz Joseph on Obverse of Austrian 20 Francs 8 Florins of 1889
Reverse of Austrian 20 Francs 8 Florins of 1889
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