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Vintage cufflinks with Austrian gold ducats, around 1960

Gold coins have been made into jewellery at all times. In Germany it was above all the gold mark, minted from 1871 onwards, whose decorative value gave it a second life. The cufflinks here, however, present two coins from the Alpine Republic, they are ducats with the double-headed eagle and the profile of Emperor Franz Josef. The coins are dated 1915 and are official restrikes of the Austrian Mint with a fineness of 986/000. The ducat was the first internationally common means of payment in the world, as its weight and fineness were standardized and binding very early on. A Nuremberg lamb ducat weighed exactly the same as a ducat of the Republic of Venice or that of the Holy Roman Empire. This meant that it could be traded internationally without any problems. Probably in the 1960s, the re-minted ducats were set in plain settings of yellow gold and can now be worn as cufflinks. A present pair with two ducats made of high-carat gold.

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