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  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Reverse
    Reverse
  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Obverse
    Obverse
  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Stack
  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Reverse
  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Obverse
  • 1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin Stack
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10978
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Intrinsic Value
£566.85
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Estimated UK Delivery
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1915 Austrian 4 Ducat Re-strike Gold Coin

1915 Austrian Four Ducat Gold Coin

All 1915 four ducat coins are restrikes. As with the original 4 Ducat coins, these coins have a purity of 23.75 carat gold - the highest purity for a gold coin that was issued for circulation.

The coins have a diameter of 40mm and each coin contains 0.4430 troy ounces of gold. As the coins have inherited their design and appearance from medieval gold coins, they are very thin compared with modern coins, at just 0.7mm's thick. 

To this day ducat coins dated 1915 are produced by the Austrian Mint as official restrikes.

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The Ducat

Ducats were gold coins, and also units of account, formerly used in most European countries; including Holland, Russia, Austria, and Sweden. The value of a ducat was generally about 9s. 4d, that is nine shillings and fourpence.

There was also an Italian ducat silver coin , value about 3s. 6d.

According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the first Ducat was a silver coin issued in 1140 by Roger II of Sicily, as Duke of Apulia.

In 1284, the first gold ducat, also called a zecchino (from which we get the word sequin) d'oro, was struck at Venice under the doge John Dandolo. This coin, worth about 9s., bears on one side figures of St. Mark and the Doge, and on the other a figure of Christ with the legend 'Sit tibi Christe datus quem tu regis iste ducatus'; this, though it did not originate, may have contributed to spread the name, which was subsequently applied to the gold coins of various European countries. 

Austrian 1915 Four Ducats

Ducats were issued by Austria in 1612, and probably earlier. The last regular issue of ducats was in 1914. All the 4 ducats dated 1915 are restrikes, of which there were 496,501 struck between 1920 and 1936. Four ducat coins dated 1915 are still being produced by the Austrian Mint as official restrikes.

An Austrian Tradition

There is some tradition in Austria for issuing commemorative coins posthumously. After the death of Francis I in 1765, his widow, Maria Theresa, decreed on the 21st July 1766, that coins would be issued bearing the portrait of Francis I, and the date of his death. Alphabetical mintmarks were to be used to denote the actual year of issue, with A = 1766. The posthumous coins were issued erratically.

Also after the death of Maria Theresia in 1780, the very famous Maria Theresa Thaler continued to be issued bearing her portrait and the date 1780.

Obverse

The laureate head, facing right, of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

FRANC IOS I D G AUSTRIAE IMPERATOR

Reverse

The arms of Austria superimposed upon a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle.

HUNGAR BOHEM GAL LOD ILL REX A A 1915

Specification

MetalGold
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.444
Silver Weight Troy Ounces0
Fineness / Carat0.986 / 23.75
Obverse DesignerFriedrich Leisek
Reverse DesignerFriedrich Leisek
Mint / BrandAustrian Mint
CountryAustria
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Terms of Sale - Key Points

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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

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  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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