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Austria 4 Ducat
The last regular issue of the Austria 4 ducat denomination for circulation was in 1914, just prior to the start of World War I. All of the gold 4 ducats dated 1915 are re-strikes, of which there were 496,501 struck between 1920 and 1936. Four ducat coins dated 1915 are still being produced by the Austrian Mint as official re-strikes. The obverse bears the bust of the then emperor, Franz Joseph I, and the reverse displays the Austrian Coat of Arms (a double eagle with crown). The 4 Ducat has a purity of .986 and contains .4430 troy ounces of fine gold, (23.68 carats). These gold coins are noted for their very thin design, compared with modern coins, at just 0.7 mm thick. Collectors should note that these beautiful coins are a bullion issue, not having any real value in a numismatic sense due to the large numbers struck.