Austrian 1 ducat

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  1. Silvermonkey

    Silvermonkey Member

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    Hi stackers
    Anyone have some knowledge on these gold coins? History, collectibility? Gold amount i.e 22carat?
    Thinking of acquiring some but don't know much about them or what they are worth...
    Thanks
     
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    Lunarowl Active Member Silver Stacker

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    98% gold if i'm not mistaken. Some of them are re-mints.
     
  3. Silvermonkey

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    Yes
    I just read that he 1915 ones are official remints.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    aussiesilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Never be worth much more than bullion plus 5 or 10 percent,saw some today at the anda fair in melbourne,,along with alot of other expensive stuff
     
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    THUCYDIDES79 New Member Silver Stacker

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    Gold Ducats were part of Europe's trade coinage and a number of countries minted them with their own designs, but purity and weight were the same.
    It is pretty much the purest circulating gold coin available at 23 3/4 carat gold ( 0.986 Au )

    Austria-Hungary minted the largest number of them and these are the cheapest Ducats ( the restrikes )

    Holland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia also minted ducats.

    Dutch ducats

    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...n=&_trksid=m194&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSRCHX:SRCH

    Czech ducat

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CZECHOSLOVA...3458114?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item1c28cab742

    Yugo ducat

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-Yugosl...World_Coins&hash=item4ab909cf6c#ht_500wt_1316


    MOst of these also come in 4 Ducat sizes ( a really nice coin, and probably the largest diameter to weight ratios of all gold coins )

    older ducats from the 16th,17th,18th & 19th centuries are also available but the premiums on these coins are high,

    ie. Danish ducat from 1759 on eBay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-kurant-du...World_Coins&hash=item46053501e7#ht_588wt_1299
     
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    Great Rundown Thucydides79!
    Very interesting
     
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    radiobirdman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    4 ducat the nicest coin going
     

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