Austria 1909 4 ducats Fr-487
This specimen was lot 20180 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 4 Ducats, 1909. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. A well made example of this broad issue that displays bright reflectivity in the fields and razor sharp detail throughout the bust of Franz Joseph and the reverse eagle motif." This type was struck 1872-1915 in substantial numbers but the 1915 restrike is most commonly seen.
Recorded mintage: 83,952.
Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .439 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-487, KM 2276.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.