The Austrian Gold Ducat is a gold coin made in Austria that was used for trade until the 20th Century. The word ducat comes from Latin and means duke’s coin. The Austrian 4 ducat has a fine gold content of .4430 of an ounce and is 98.675% Gold or 23.68 Karats. It has a diameter of 39 mm and a thickness of .9 mm. The Austrian 1 ducat gold coin has a fine gold content of .1107 of an ounce and is 98.675% Gold or 23.68 Karats. It has a diameter of 19.6 mm and a thickness of .8 mm. These coins are thin compared to other gold coins. They are often in uncirculated or almost uncirculated condition as well as look proof-like. The ducat is unique in that it has a gold purity of 23.68% rather than the gold coin standard of 24k (99.9%), 22k (91.6%), or 21.6k (90%).
At California Gold and Silver Exchange we use our XRF Analyzer and Sigma Metalytics Tester to verify your Austrian Ducat gold coins. We have purchased many of these gold coins and are very familiar with them. Bring in your Austrian Gold Ducat today and walk out with cash in your hand.