Austria 1848-A 4 ducat Fr-480

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1837
This specimen was lot 1837 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 2,400 CHF (about US$2,878 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinand I. 1835-1848 4 Dukaten 1848. Wien. Vorzüglich. Winz. Kratzer. (empire of Austria, Ferdinand I, 1835-48, quadruple ducat of 1848, Vienna mint. Extremely fine. Minor scratches.)"
This type was struck 1835-48 and is common for this denomination. Quadruple ducats were struck in various types for Ferdinand and Francis Joseph for the rest of the century.

Recorded mintage: 4,411.

Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .442 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.93 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 13, Schl. 257, Fr-480, KM 2270.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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