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Austria Kreuzers and Thalers (Maria Theresa)  1741 to 1779
Austria Kreuzers and Thalers (Maria Theresa) 1741 to 1779

Maria Theresa, sometimes spelled Theresia, ruled Austria from 1740 to 1780. Half her reign was joint with husband Franz I and, after his death, with her son Joseph II. There are many, many silver coins issued with Maria's likeness and inscriptions, the most common, by far, the 1780 thaler described at this CoinQuest link [Press Here].

Han has a 20 kreuzer coin, indicated by the encircled 20 under the double-headed eagle. There were several such denominations issued, and some use Roman numerals to indicate denomination. All have basically the same inscriptions ARCHID AUST DUX BURG and MARIA THERESIA, with several different variations. This page attempts to summarize the different denominations for dates between 1741 and 1779. Only coins with the double-headed eagle are addressed here. There are other patterns during this time period, but this page does not apply to them.

If you have a nice-looking specimen, it will be best to consult a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for a first-hand evaluation. BTW, Han, the hole in your coin will render it almost worthless. Collectors do not buy coins with holes in them.

The coin in our photo is a nicely toned specimen from Munzenhandlung Brom in Berlin. Brom's coin has excellent eye appeal and little wear. It is on sale for 50 euros, about $62 US dollars. CoinQuest thanks Munzenhandlung Brom for use of their coin photo.

The listings below give VERY approximate catalog values. Use the Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

KREUZER (16 mm diameter)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $22
well preserved: $55
kreuzers dated 1742 to 1745 with a multi-fold shield on the reverse (not an eagle) are more common and catalog at $3 worn, $30 well preserved

3 KREUZER (19 mm diameter)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $40

5 KREUZER (21 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200

6 KREUZER
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $28
well preserved: $55
six kreuzers dated 1746 are less common and catalog at $15 worn, $150 well preserved

7 KREUZER WITH MARIA THERESA (23 mm diameter)
worn: $18 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $150
coins dated 1752 and 1754 are less common and catalog at $40 worn, $200 well preserved

7 KREUZER WITH FRANZ I (23 mm diameter)
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $80
coins dated 1751WI are rare and catalog at $50 worn, $350 well preserved
coins dated 1758KB are very scarce and catalog at $35 worn, $285 well preserved

10 KREUZER (25 mm diameter)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $100
coins of Maria Theresa dated 1750 are very scarce and catalog at $40 worn, $250 well preserved
coins of Franz I are more common and catalog at $7 worn, $60 well preserved

BETTER 10 KREUZERS OF FRANZ I:
1747CA: $150 well preserved
1747GR: $150
1748GR: $150 (includes M. Theresa coins of same type)
1748NB: $130
1749NB: $200
1750CA: $200
1766GR: $250

15 KREUZER (27 mm diameter)
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $125
well preserved: $220

17 KREUZER (28 mm diameter)
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $45
well preserved: $100

20 KREUZER (29 mm diameter, 0.125 toy ounces silver)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $35

1/2 THALER (31 mm diameter, 0.410 troy ounces silver)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $450
half thalers after 1764 are generally worth less than the figures above

THALER (38 mm diameter, 0.811 troy ounces silver)
worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $700
thalers after 1764 are generally worth less than the figures above

Coin: 12288 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: han, Tue, 28-Aug-2012 20:21:58 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 13:27:44 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 05-Nov-2016 13:31:06 GMT
Requester description: 1763 archid aust dux burgco tyr 1763x M THERESIA DGR IMP GE BO REG
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