1780 Austria Maria Theresa Silver Thaler AU/BU

1780 Austria Maria Theresa Silver Thaler AU/BU

As low as $8.49 per coin over spot!
These beautiful re-strikes from the Austrian Mint feature the historic Maria Theresa Thalers.

Coin Highlights:

  • Each coin contains .7517 oz of pure Silver.
  • Individual coins come in a protective plastic flip. Multiples of 20 are typically housed in a plastic tube.
  • Most coins in this listing will be Almost Uncirculated or better, and some examples may exhibit toning.
  • Obverse: Features the right facing profile of Maria Theresa.
  • Reverse: Displays the Imperial double-headed eagle with the arms of Austria at the center.
Protect and display your Thaler in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

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Maria Theresa succeeded 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".

In 1194, Richard the Lionheart paid 12 tons of Silver to Duke Leopold V of Austria to secure his freedom from a year of incarceration. This act unintentionally laid the foundation for the Austrian Mint, as Duke Leopold had coins struck from Richard the Lionheart’s ransom. In doing so, Leopold set in motion more than 800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.

The Vienna Mint was originally situated near Hoher Merkt and later at various locations in Vienna. Since the first half of the 19th century, the mint has been housed in Heumarkt in central Vienna, where coins are still struck to this day. Minting facilities opened throughout Austria until 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed and the Vienna Principal Mint became the singular minting facility. In 1989, the name officially changed to the Austrian Mint and became a subsidiary of the Austrian National Bank.

One of the Austrian Mint’s most recognized coins is the Maria Teresa Thaler, which is not simply a famous Silver coin, but one that boasts the greatest number minted. Another prime example of the mint’s international success is the Gold Philharmonic, one of the most popular Gold bullion coins worldwide. The Gold Philharmonic has played a vital role in developing the Austrian Mint into a highly successful company. The Austrian Mint’s beautifully crafted coins are minted in the heart of Vienna and are sought after by investors and collectors around the world.
Customer Reviews of 1780 Austria Maria Theresa Silver Thaler AU/BU
1780 Austria Maria Theresa Silver Thaler AU/BU
4.8 Overall

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austrian silver with history

By  collector

from ill

5.0

My coin came with some toning started. A beautiful coin which I now have 2 of since my first was an original.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

GREAT VALUE

By  TK

from NC

5.0

At present, this is one of the best silver buys. Exceptional service!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

It's OK

By  Zach

from Salt Lake City, Utah

4.0

I bought this for fun.. and wish I didn't I did not find it pleasant looking or neat looking, each their own.

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Mixed

By  Hawaiian I

from Kaneohe, HI

4.0

I bought this product primarily for its design and its historical antecedents. It's definitely a conversation starter and an excellent venue to introduce young people into numismatics; how coinage reflects the economic, socio-political, culture, and aesthetic values of society. I was, however, disappointed in the condition of the coins received, more XF-AU.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Historic Antecedents

Cons

  • Not As Expected

A real beauty!

By  rlchemist

from Montana

5.0

This is a beautiful coin that will surely enhance one's collection. It has such a rich history that a book about this issue was purchased for further study. The coin that was received was in beautiful/excellent condition, certainly a BU.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Historical, but common

By  K the W

from Tyler, TX

5.0

These are obviously re-strikes by the Vienna mint, but the appeal to me is in the history and the fact that some places they are still used for money. This may be a coin to give as gifts for anyone who loves history.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

AU? Much better!

By  Ron, Silver Fanatic

from San Jose, CA

5.0

I just wanted one of these, I liked the design and it's so much less expensive than a cull Morgan or Peace Dollar, but similar in silver content. This round has a mirror finish, almost a proof specimen, and the edge of the coin has indented markings (which I can't read without a magnifying class at my age) which makes it unique in my estimation. A well represented specimen of the artwork of it's time.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Cons

  • None
  • Nothing

AMAZINC COIN

By  John

from NY

5.0

This coin is a great value and truly exceptional. It is larger than most other contemporary silver coins, so it feels like a big piece of silver. It is also very historical, carrying a date of 1780 and struck on original dyes of the era and an exact copy of the coins produced then. It is a famous design that was used in Austria, all over Europe, by pirates, Napoleonic soldiers, and even brought by Austrian and German immigrants to colonial america and the American Revolution and 1812 war. and the design is highly attractive and ornate, containing many Austrian and Royal symbols from the era as well as designed coin edges. All parts are highly detailed with an excellent luster. I really love this coin and would definitly like to by more in the future for myself, bullion and as gifts and an item to sell, Also great for histtorical reenacting and museum display.

Pros

  • Unique
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Historical
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

GREAT COIN !

By  John

from NY

5.0

I was surprised by the detail and beauty of the coin upon seeing it. . And It is historical, unique, beautiful and larger than most 1 ounce silver coins. It is also marked year 1780 and made from the same design as coins of that time in Europe / Austrian Empire. It was also likely a design that made its way to the 13 US colonies or confederacy later on via trade and immigration. etc...

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Very Nice Coins AU+

By  Alan

from Abilene TX

5.0

These Thalers were almost BU. I really prefer the circulated coins from north African use but they are not in stock very often. Very satisfied

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

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