Austrian Ducat Gold Coins

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History of Austrian Gold Ducat Coins

Bullion Exchanges is pleased to offer the remarkable Austrian Ducat Gold coins produced by the Austrian Mint in Vienna. Introduced back in the 12th Century, the Ducat was one of the Austrian Empire's primary forms of currency. The Austrian Gold Coins were issued as early as the Middle Ages and utilized in different forms, designs, and sizes by numerous empires and kingdoms throughout the European continent. During the 1400's, the Ducat was a gold coin used as a trade coin in Europe from the later medieval centuries until the 20th century. Austrian Gold Ducats were composed with a high purity of fine gold, making them the top purity gold coins. Austria proceeded to strike Gold Ducats coins for circulation until the start of World War I. However, the mintage of the Gold Ducat coins discontinued in 1915 due to metal shortages affected by the war. One of the most popular types of the Ducat Gold coin was the 1915 Austrian Gold 1 Ducat, which was produced by the Austrian Mint. Austrian Gold Ducat coins are among the most exceptional investment coins of their type and valued by investors for several reasons. 

Reasons to Invest in Austrian Ducat Gold

The main focus for the Austrian Ducat Gold coin design offers an inspiring recognition to Austria's proud heritage and history. Austrian Gold Ducat coins obtain their designs from the medieval gold coins of Europe. The Austrian Ducat Gold coin is one of the world's finest gold mints. These Ducat pure gold coins are extremely popular with collectors and an outstanding investment tool. The Austrian Mint is extremely impressive, delicate gold coins, issued by one of the oldest and most beautiful mints in the world for over 800 years. The Gold Ducat coins beautifully minted in the core of  Vienna, and it is a beautiful gift for a loved one.

Austrian Ducat Coin Descriptions and Designs

On the obverse side, there is a head portrait of the Emperor of Austria, Franz Josef I, one of the country's most honored leaders. He was the Emperor of Austria and the longest-reigning King of Hungary throughout the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Indeed, there are different versions of the Emperor, and some included a younger portrait. The latest 1916 issue of the Emperor is facing right and bearded with a thick mustache revealing the signs of maturity. In addition to the laurel wreath on Josef I's head, the words inscribed "FRANC IOS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR."

On the reverse side of the Gold Ducat coin is the coat of arms of Austria overlapped against a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle. The coat of arms of Austria-Hungary was the country's symbol from 1867 to 1918. The Imperial Eagle was formerly a symbol of the Holy Roman Empire. Above the Imperial Eagle is the Imperial Crown worn by Holy Roman Emperors from the House of Habsburg. Also, the Imperial Eagle holds the crown jewels on top of its head and, the Imperial Sword used during coronations. The reverse of the gold coins also incorporates the double-headed eagle and shield of the Hapsburg Dynasty, of which Joseph I was the final ruling member. The Imperial Eagle is a universal symbol in heraldry and commonly associated with their successor states. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads depict the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious interests inscribed with the words "HUNGAR BOHEM GAL LOD ILL REX A A," along with the year of mintage. 


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