Austria 1887 ducat Fr-493

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5312
This specimen was lot 5312 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 280 CHF (about US$372 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 Dukat 1887. Fast FDC. (Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, ducat of 1887. Nice uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1872-91 and is common. The SCWC notes that more were restruck after World War One but does not state which dates. No mintmark appears on this type. Gold ducats were struck throughout Franz Josef's long reign and come in many types.

Recorded mintage: 223,000.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,48 g.

Catalog reference: Schl. 551. Fr. 493, KM 2267.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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