Austria Ducat  1867 to 1915
Austria Ducat 1867 to 1915

Gorgeous coins, these old Austrian gold ducats. Your 1915 example is one from a long line starting in 1852. They all contain 0.1106 troy ounces of gold.

On this page we address Austrian 1 ducat coins from 1867 to 1915. These 1 ducat coins measure about 20 mm in diameter; 4 ducat coins measure about 40 mm in diameter. Our page for Austrian 4 ducats appears at this link [Press Here]. Austrian 1 and 4 ducat gold coins are complicated subjects, as there are many subtle variations. Do not invest large sums in them unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

Coins dated 1915 -- These coins are restrikes, which means they bear a 1915 date but were actually struck later. They are bought and sold as bullion coins, i.e., for their gold content alone.

The value of the gold content is computed by finding the current spot price of gold at web sites like It changes every day, but at this moment one ounce of gold is worth $1088 US dollars. Your coin, is then worth 0.1106 x $1088 = $120 in gold content.

Coins dated before 1915 -- Two factors contribute to the value of pre-1915 coins: (1) gold content, and (2) rarity relative to demand from coin collectors.

The gold content is evaluated the same as the 1915 coins explained above. For the rarity factor, add (approximately) these values to the gold content:

circulated: add $10 US dollars
fully uncirculated: add $150

These additional values apply to all dates between 1867 and 1914. There is no additional value for coins dated 1915.

Coin: 1803 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Nada, Fri, 06-Nov-2009 06:35:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 10-Dec-2012 01:59:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Be sure to use the current value of gold., Wed, 26-Nov-2014 14:12:25 GMT
Requester description: 1915 franc ios i d g avstriae imperator lod ill rex a a hvngar bohem gal
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How do you know if it is circulated. My grandma came over from Croatia in the late 1920's and has 4 of these coins, which I now have - Theresa
If your coin is uncirculated, then it will look like the one in our picture: sharp, crisp details everywhere, with no wear on the high points of the gold and no scratches on the surface. Beware that if your coin is dated 1915, it is a modern re-strike, worth only the gold value. Only coins dated before 1915 have the premium from being uncirculated. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have such a coin (1907) and want to sell it. - Sasun
CoinQuest does not buy coins. You can take out a free advertisement on this site and try to sell your coin that way. Press the 'Buy and Sell' button. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Dear friends
do you have information about forgery of 1914 year coin?
I have coin, that has no tapes near the crowns on the eagles heads
and in year 1914, second number 1 is lower located than other numbers
I could not find coins such this in internet. - DaviD
Hey David -- I haven't seen a forgery of this particular coin, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. We'd love to see photos of it, if possible - just click on the 'Contact' button to start an email exchange. - CoinQuest (Todd)





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