Austria 1911 4 ducats Fr-487
This specimen was lot 29073 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $3,172.50. The catalog description noted, "Franz Joseph I gold 4 Ducat 1911 MS63 NGC, Vienna mint. A wonderfully lustrous example with fully-defined features and a considerable amount of reflectivity in the fields. Extremely faint hairlines are visible on both the obverse and reverse, however, the coin has an all-over, attractive glow." This type was struck 1872-1915 in substantial numbers but the 1915 restrike is most commonly seen.
Recorded mintage: 23,000.
Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .439 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-487, KM 2276.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.