Medieval Austria Charles I Gold Gulden (Fakes are possible)  1346 to 1370
Medieval Austria Charles I Gold Gulden (Fakes are possible) 1346 to 1370

Charles IV (1316 to 1378), originally named Wenceslaus, was the second King of Bohemia from the House of Luxembourg, and the first King of Bohemia also to become Holy Roman Emperor. This gold coin from his reign is very valuable. The inscriptions read KAROLVS DEI GRACIA and ROMANORVM ET BOEMIE REX.

worn: $3500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6000
well preserved: $12000

However, because it is so valuable, replicas and counterfeits abound.

Check the side-by-side image. Be sure you have a genuine coin and not a replica. It is usually not very hard to tell the difference. Be aware, however, that modern technology is making the counterfeiter's job easier. Never buy or sell a coin like this with someone you do not fully trust.

CoinQuest is indebted to Heritage Auctions for use of their coin photos.

Coin: 18860 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: arthur, Fri, 06-Mar-2015 18:42:18 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Mar-2015 16:21:09 GMT
Requester description: Gracia karolus: d.g Gracia karolus: d
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Hi, I have what seems to be a replica or fake coin from that era. Is it still worth something or just useless. Thank you. - Luc
Fakes are usually worth zero. They are almost impossible to sell. A small group of collectors seek out fakes and collect them, but finding such collectors is difficult. Find a coin dealer in your area and get an in-person appraisal. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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