Austria 1848-A 4 ducat Fr-480
"Ferdinand I. 1835-1848 4 Dukaten 1848. Wien. Vorzüglich. Winz. Kratzer. (empire of Austria, Ferdinand I, 1835-48, quadruple ducat of 1848, Vienna mint. Extremely fine. Minor scratches.)"This type was struck 1835-48 and is common for this denomination. Quadruple ducats were struck in various types for Ferdinand and Francis Joseph for the rest of the century.
Recorded mintage: 4,411.
Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .442 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.93 g.
Catalog reference: Herinek 13, Schl. 257, Fr-480, KM 2270.
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