Austria 1877 ducat Fr-493
"Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916. Dukat 1877, Wien. FDC. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, ducat of 1877, Vienna mint. Uncirculated.)"This type was struck 1872-1914 without mintmark. Gold ducats were struck throughout Franz Josef's long reign and come in many types. The SCWC notes that more were restruck after World War One but does not state which dates.
Recorded mintage: 823,000, a common date.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.49 g.
Catalog reference: KM 2267, Herinek 146. Fr-493.
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