|Country||Austria - Habsburg|
|Emperor||Franz Joseph I (1848-1916)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||4 Ducat (18.66)|
|Currency||Austro-Hungarian gulden (1754-1857)|
Laureate portrait facing right, mint mark below bust, legend around (starts 8h).
Translation: Franz Joseph I, by the grace of God, Austrian Emperor
Engraver: Conrad Lange
Crowned double headed imperial eagle with Habsburg Lorraine arms, value below in a frame, legend around (starts 1h).
Lettering: HVNG.BOH.LOMB ET VEN. (4) GAL.LOD.ILL.REX.A.A. date
Translation: King of Lombardy and Venetia, Dalmatia, Galicia and Lodomeria, Illyria, Archduke of Austria.
Engraver: Josef Schmitt
There are known 2 different variants of the early years of Vienna 4 Ducats (1854, 1855). The variants differ in two basic signs: laureate wreath on the emperor’s head and the end of the emperor’s mantle.
1. Laureate wreath on the emperor’s head without fruits and the end of the mantle with one fold:
2. Laureate wreath on the emperor’s head with fruits and the end of the mantle with multiple folds:
The mantle is a little shorter with the year 1855, so the mantle variant with multiple folds looks a little different:
Photos courtesy of Macho & Chlapovič
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|1854 A||KM#2271.2 (without berries)|
|1855 A||KM#2271.2 (without berries)|
|1857 A||KM#2271.1 Mintage shared with 1858 A|
|1857 V||KM#2271.2 (without berries)|
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