Author Topic: Austria-Hungary, Franz Joseph I, 1914, Silver Korona, Kremnitz (KB) mint KM 492  (Read 834 times)

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Offline aws22

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Austria-Hungary, Franz Joseph I, 1914, Silver Korona, Kremnitz (KB) mint KM 492
Weight 5 gm
Diameter 23 mm
Metal Silver 0.835
Mintage 5,886,000 (KB)
On the reverse, the Holy crown of Hungary (Saint Stephen's crown) is shown.
I have also posted this coin in the Section "Austria and Switzerland".

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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Have you wondered why Kremnitz should use a KB mint mark? It is because the Hungarian name of the place is Körmöcbánya. In Czech, the same town is called Kremnica. It is not unusual for cities to have different names in different languages, but German, Hungarian and Czech were all spoken in the Austrian empire. A modern example of a city having three names in its own country is Brussel, Bruxelles and Brüssel in Belgium.

Peter
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Thank you Peter for your useful comments.

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".