1 Ducat - Franz Joseph I

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Franz Joseph I (1848-1916)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1872-1915
Value 1 Ducat (4.66)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (decimalized, 1857-1892)
Composition Gold (.986)
Weight 3.49 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 26247
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 2267,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Laureate head of Franz Joseph, facing right,with thick whiskers.

Lettering: FRANC IOS I D G AUSTRIAE IMPERATOR

Translation: Franz Joseph I, by the grace of God, Austrian Emperor

Engraver: Friedrich Leisek

Reverse

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

Lettering: HUNGAR BOHEM GAL LOD ILL REX A A 1915

Translation: King of Hungary, Bohemia, Galicia and Lodomeria, Illyria, Archduke of Austria.

Engraver: Friedrich Leisek

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The ducat with date 1915 is still officially minted by the Austrian mint. Mintage is as follow, but the year can't be distinguished:

Source Münze Österreich - Münze Club

In the early 20th century, Balkan countries used Austrian ducat coins as bullion reserves. It is widely understood that the various states further marked their bullion supply with small countermarks (a sword for Bosnia, a crown for Bulgaria, a grain ear for Serbia and an eagle for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes), but those marks are just a designation of a verified fineness of the gold and not "intended to refer to a geographic area".

Some known countermarked dates according to Aleksandar N. Brzić are:

  • 1873 Sword Rare
  • 1882 Sword Common
  • 1884 Sword Rare
  • 1886 Sword Rare
  • 1895 Sword Rare
  • 1897 Sword Rare
  • 1910 Sword Rare
  • 1912 Sword Rare
  • 1913 Sword Common
  • 1914 Sword Common
  • 1915 Sword Very Common



ex VL Nummus  E-live auction 11 Lot 654 © Kettti

Learn more about Yugoslavian countermarks on foreign coins : YUGOSLAV COUNTERMARKS ON AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN GOLD COINS by Aleksandar N. Brzić published in the American Journal of Numismatics (1989-), Vol. 13 (2001), pp. 109-131

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1872  796 140 2% Shares mintage with 1872 A KM# 2266
1873  515 616 0.4%
1874  352 729 0.8%
1875  184 488 0.2%
1876  679 847 0.6%
1877  822 508 0.4%
1878  280 963 0.4%
1879  361 556 0.4%
1880  340 912 0.4%
1881  476 872 0.4%
1882  389 909 1.0%
1883  408 639 0.6%
1884  238 039 0.2%
1885  257 383 0.2%
1886  290 705 0.2%
1887  223 055 0.2%
1888  308 869 0.2%
1889  334 788 0.4%
1890  373 860 0.4%
1891  324 584 0.2%
1892  360 841 0.2%
1893  285 024 0.2%
1894  292 645 1.0%
1895  329 569 0.4%
1896  413 892 0.4%
1897  256 151 1.0%
1898  349 590 0.4%
1899  411 559 0.8%
1900  360 811 0.4%
1901  348 621 0.4%
1902  311 471 1.0%
1903  380 014 0.4%
1904  517 118 0.8%
1905  391 534 0.4%
1906  491 574 0.8%
1907  554 205 1.0%
1908  408 832 0.8%
1909  366 318 1.2%
1910  440 424 1.2%
1911  590 826 1.0%
1912  494 991 1.0%
1913  319 926 1.4%
1914  378 241 2%
1915  147.83 154.37 206.68 200.89 77% Restrike
1915  0.8% Restrike; error "1951"
1915  181.71 16% Restrike; Proof

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