First issued by Roger II of Sicily in 1140, the ducat has enjoyed a long and storied history, especially in Eastern Europe, where it was imperially sanctioned in 1566. Officially issued by Austria in 1612, each Austria 4 Ducat Gold Coin contains .4430 Troy Ounces of Fine Gold–one of the most stable assets in the history of civilization.
The obverse of each Austria 4 Ducat bears the right-facing bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I, who reigned portions of Central and Eastern Europe from 1848 – 1916. It has been inscribed in Latin with the words FRANC IOS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR.
The reverse of each Austria 4 Ducat includes the Austrian Coat of Arms and the imperial double-headed eagle, along with the inscriptions HVNGAR BOHEM GAL LOD ILL REX A A and the year of issue. Designed in the likeness of medieval gold coinage, Austria 4 Ducats are relatively thin–only 0.7 mm thick.
Austria discontinued regular-issue Ducats in 1914. Indeed, 4 Ducats dated 1915 are restrikes, and from 1920 – 1936, 496,501 of the gold coins were produced. The Austrian Mint continues to release 4 Ducats dating 1915 as official restrikes, commemorating the reign of Franz Joseph I and the bygone Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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|Metal Content||.4438 Troy Ounce|
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Dutch Mint|
|Country||Netherlands & Austria|
|Product Series||Netherlands Ducat|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|