Austria 1873 4 ducats Fr-500

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24129
Austria 1873 4 ducats rev H3032-24129.jpg

This specimen was lot 24129 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,791. The catalog description[1] noted, "Franz Joseph I gold 4 Ducats 1873, Vienna mint, VF Details (Ex-Jewelry) PCGS. A relatively scarce commemorative type issued for the Vienna Shooting Festival during the 25th Jubilee of Franz Joseph's reign. Despite its burnished appearance, this is an aesthetically stylistic design with a wonderful, historical account." The module is as large as a thaler but the coin (which may actually be a medal) is very thin.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .442 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-XM12, Fr-500.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Unusual World Coins, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014

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