Oct 07

Coin of the Month October 2008 Coin of the Month July 2008
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Denomination: 1 Ducat
Year: 1915*
The gold 1 ducat coin from Austia is an interesting one. For one, this coin was not actually minted in 1915. In fact, all of the 1915 1 Ducat coins are restrikes. It's estimated that only a million were minted between 1920 and 1936. Austrian coins have frequently kept the same dates over the years commemorating different events. The front of the coin has Emperor Franz Joseph I and the reverse has a crowned double-headed imperial eagle. The pictures used for this Coin of the Month is from an eBay auction being sold by amc_atticfinds. You can view the auction here: Auction for 1915 1 Ducat Gold Coin. I like that seller as they are pretty honest about the coin. They mention that the coin is dated 1915, which it is. But they do not claim the coin is minted then. Kudos to them for their honesty.
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