Austria 1914 ducat Fr-493
This specimen was lot 33467 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "Franz Joseph I gold Ducat 1914 MS66 NGC. A nearly pristine example with pleasantly contrasting devices." This type was struck 1872-1915 in substantial numbers but the 1915 restrike is most commonly seen.
Recorded mintage: 378,241.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-493, KM 2267.
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- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.