The Gold Austrian 4 Ducat was originally issued as a “Trade Coin” for large transactions between neighboring countries, but are now valued for their Gold bullion content and collectors adore their classic design. Gold Ducats were first issued by the Kingdom of Austria in the first years of the 17th century, and possibly earlier. The last regular issue of the 4-ducat denomination for circulation was in 1914 during the last years of the reign of Franz Joseph I, emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- Contains .4438 oz of Gold
- Purity of 0.986 fine
- Obverse: A right facing bust of Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria-Hungary, surrounded by the legend in Latin.
- Reverse: The crowned arms of the Austro-Hungarian empire with date and value.
- Struck by the Austrian Mint.
Restrikes are just as popular as the originals, especially with origins from the Austrian Mint. The Austrian Mint creates and produces high quality bullion pieces. Buyers and investors can own Gold bullion coins that were produced many years ago in trade and commerce. The restrike versions of these coins are considered one of the most beautifully struck coins by the Austrian Mint. Each design provides beauty and elegance. Because these coins come in Almost Uncirculated (AU) and Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) forms, you will receive a quality bullion piece.