4 dukat – Frances Joseph13,96 g / Au 13,77 g, Austrian Mint, Austria

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Description

4 dukat – Frances Joseph 13,96 g / Au 13,77 g, Austrian Mint, Austria

Originating in medieval Italy, the Ducat was first struck in Austria in the early 16th century. While losing their status as legal tender in 1857, both 1 and 4 ducat pieces were used as trade coins until 1915, the year shown on these magnificent modern re-strikes.

Although the coin’s design was first struck in 1872, the year engraved on its reverse is recognition that the economic constraints of the First World War brought to an end, at least temporarily, the minting of gold coins in 1915. That year was also one before the death of Emperor Franz Joseph, who ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire for 68 years, one of the longest reigns for a monarch in modern history. His profile adorns the coin’s splendid obverse. Today, the coin is still used as a wedding gift, a decoration or an investment for the future.

Additional information

Country

Austria

Dimensions

Ø 40mm

Fineness

986/1000

Material

Gold

Mint

Münze Österreich

Packaging dimensions

Gift envelope

Weight (g)

19,96 g.

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