The original Austrian 100 Corona gold coin was issued to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Franz Joseph I and was minted between 1908 and 1914. The reverse of this coin displays the Austrian Coat of Arms, a double eagle with crown. Today’s Austrian 100 Corona gold coins have a similar look but are dated 1915, and carries no legal tender status. These are modern re-strikes, produced by the Austrian Mint. The Austrian 100 Corona gold coin was minted in large quantities to compete with the South African Krugerrand and the Mexican 50 peso gold coin. The Austrian 100 Corona is minted by a sovereign government, therefore its purity and weight are guaranteed. It is a highly recognizable gold bullion coin, which offers lower premiums than other gold bullion products. Actual gold content is .9802 troy ounces.