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Austria 4 Florin 10 Francs and 8 Florin 20 Francs  1870 to 1892
Austria 4 Florin 10 Francs and 8 Florin 20 Francs 1870 to 1892

These are beautiful gold coins from Austria. Coins dated 1892 are bullion coins. Other dates are coins struck for normal use. First we address coins dated before 1892.

4 FLORIN 10 FRANCS 1870 TO 1891
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $20 US dollars
well preserved: BV + $100
fully uncirculated: BV + $300

8 FLORIN 20 FRANCS 1870 TO 1891
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $20 US dollars
well preserved: BV + $80
fully uncirculated: BV + $220

8 florin 20 francs dated 1872 are special. They were minted only in small quantities. An 1872 specimen catalogs for $3500 in well preserved condition.

The initials 'BV' mean 'base value,' or the value of the gold contained in the coin.

4 FLORIN 10 FRANCS: 0.0933 troy ounces gold
8 FLORIN 20 FRANCS: 0.1867 troy ounces gold

To compute BV, multiply the current price of gold by the gold content. Right now, when this page was written, gold was trading at $1324 US dollars per troy ounce. Look it up (see kitco.com). The price of gold changes continuously. At this moment the BVs are:

4 FLORIN 10 FRANCS: BV = 1324 x 0.0933 = $123
8 FLORIN 20 FRANCS: BV = 1324 x 0.1867 = $247

Use the listings above, then, with the current BV, to find the value of your coin dated before 1892.

If your coin is dated 1892, it is a restrike, not an original coin from 1892. Austria is famous (infamous!) for doing this. They mint coins in modern times but with old dates. So your coin dated 1892 may have been produced last week. Confusing, huh?

1892 restrikes are worth BV, nothing more. So if your coin is dated 1892, compute the BV using the current price of gold and that will be the its value. Since your coin is made of gold, it is valuable, but there is no value above BV for 1892 restrikes.


Coin: 16559 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Mirsath59k, Tue, 18-Feb-2014 00:59:17 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 18-Feb-2014 15:27:38 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 05-Feb-2016 17:04:54 GMT
Requester description: 1892 Imperium Austriacum 4Fl 10Fr 1892 Franciscus Iosephus IDC Imperator Et Rex. Mans head depicted on Franciscus side. An eagle on the dated side.
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