|Mint Mark:||Not Shown|
|Metal Content:||0.7517 troy oz|
Proof Coins Fresh from the Austrian Mint! Each coin contains .7516 oz of pure Silver!
These are re-strikes of the famous Maria Theresa Thaler.
These popular coins come from the world renowned Austrian Mint, and are in Proof condition.
Maria Theresa succeded her father, Charles VI as ruler of the Kingdoms of Austria and Hungary in 1740. During her 40 year reign, she defended her empire successfully in the War of Austrian Succession. The silver Thaler was the currency of the empire and its dominions. This coin was one of the most important trade coins in Europe, and one of the best known in the world. The Austrian Thaler and the Spanish 8 Reales were the basis for the silver dollar which was adopted by the fledgling United States under the Mint Act of 1792. In fact, the word "dollar" is derived from the German/Austrian word "Thaler".
Each of these examples come sealed in a handsome information card from the Austrian Mint.