Maria Theresa Thaler in case

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by sonlarson, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    I have what I think is a unique Maria Theresa Thaler in a plastic case. I purchased it several years ago and I have yet to see another in this type of presentation I am hoping someone else has one like this or can shed some light on it's origin.

    I was given this translation:

    German empress, queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria 1740-1780. Mother of 16 children.

    The Taler has been minted since 1753. Had major significance as a trade taler in the Vorderer Orient (ie. roughly the Middle East) and many parts of Africa, partly until today.

    I realize this is a restrike and my research indicates it was struck in Prussia possibly prior to 1930. I suspect it to be a Hapner 49 but not sure.

    Comment welcome, thanks

    mariacase.jpg Austria 1780 Maria Theresa Thaler.jpg
     
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  3. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    Correction: Struck at Vienna not Prussia. Issued prior to 1960 not 1930
     
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    My, my.......the Ladies were certainly most robust back in those times. A skinny guy didn't stand a chance......... devil.gif
     
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