Austrian Gold Coins
Not a complete listing of
Austrian Gold Coins
Everyone seems to love Gold coins however not everyone chooses to afford to collect them.  It does
represent a substantial financial investment and many Gold coins have been counterfeited over the
years so collecting them is not for the faint of heart or for those with light pocketbooks.  I do not
collect Gold coins (I am both faint hearted and have a light pocketbook
:-)  but after creating this
website, I have been asked numerous questions about Austrian Gold coins.  I created this section
hopefully to address some of those questions.


Re-minted Coins:
Since their original production, Austria has re-minted, during most but not every year, several different Gold
coins and continues to make them today.  They are:

1915 Ducat and 4 Ducat
1892 4 and 8 Gulden/Florin
1912 10 Crown/Corona
1915 20 Crown/Corona
1915 100 Crown/Corona


Gold Ducats were minted for the first time at the beginning of the 16th century. Ever since they have been
re-minted almost continuously.  Whereas Florins and Crowns were legal tender in Austria at one time, Ducats
have only been used as commercial gold coins and have never been used as legal tender.  The 1915 one and
four Ducat is still minted today.

















Gold Florins, 4-Florin and 8-Florin gold coins, sometimes also called 10 Francs and 20 Francs respectively were particularly popular and in
demand between 1870 and 1892, when Austria was a member of the Latin Mint Union.  The 1892 dated 4 and 8 Florin are still produced
today.



















Gold Crowns with a denomination of 10 and 20 crowns were issued in 1892 for the first time, when the gold currency system was
introduced in Austria (Austria adopted the Gold standard). In 1908 the year of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Franz Joseph I the 100
Crowns piece followed.  The 1912 10 Crown/Corona, 1915 20 Crown/Corona, and the 1915 100 Crown/Corona are still minted today.
















Austria's Regular Gold Coinage not including any Gold coinage for use in Hungary or Lombardei / Venetien or any other area
include:

Ducat 1848-1915

4-Ducat 1852-1915

1/2 Vereinskrone 1858-1866

25 Schilling 1926-1938

100 Schilling 1926-1938

Not a Complete Listing



The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin  The Vienna Philharmonic gold coin is sold as a bullion coin and struck in four different sizes, 1/10
oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz., and 1 oz. It is denominated as 10, 25, 50 or 100 Euros.  In the past it was struck as 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000
Austrian Schillings.




















1908, 100 Corona (Crown)                                                                                        1976, 1,000 Schilling  

























There have been other Gold coins issued for bullion or commemorative purposes which are not pictured or listed on this site at
this time.
Austrian Coins,
Medals & Tokens
1 Ducat
4 Ducats
Diameter:
19.75 mm
Diameter:
39.5 mm
Alloy:
986/14 Au/Cu
Alloy:
986/14 Au/Cu
Total weight:
3.4908960 g
  13.9635840 g
Fine weight:
3.4424109 g
Fine weight:
13.7696436
4 Gulden
8 Gulden
Diameter:
19 mm
Diameter:
21 mm
Alloy:
900/100 Au/Cu
Alloy:
900/100 Au/Cu
Total weight:
3.22580 g
  6.451610 g
Fine weight:
2.903250 g
Fine weight:
15.80650 g
Denomination
10 Crowns
20 Crowns
100 Crowns
Diameter:
19 mm
21 mm
37 mm
Alloy:
900/100 Au/Cu
900/100 Au/Cu
900/100 Au/Cu
Total weight:
3.3875338 g
6.7750670
33.8753387 g
Fine weight:
3.0487800 g
6.097560 g
30.4878048 g
Face value
Gold content in g
Fineness
Gross weight in g
Diameter in mm
100 Euro or 2000 Schillings
31.103
999.9/1000
31.103
37
50 Euro or 1000 Schilling
15.552
999.9/1000
15.552
28
25 Euro or 200 Schilling
7.776
999.9/1000
7.776
22
10 Euro or 100 Schilling
3.121
999.9/1000
3.121
16
This design is often referred to as "The Lady in the Clouds"
of the 20th century.  

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the reign of Franz
Joseph; 37mm in diameter, 33.8753g total weight and 0.9000
fine; resulting in a net weight of 0.980302 ounces of Gold.  

There were 16,000 minted and a very few were also struck in
Proof.  Usually lists in catalogues from around $1,000 US to
several thousand dollars depending on condition.  The proofs
usually lists for three to four times as much as the regular
strike.