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Austria Thaler, Half Thaler and 10 Kreuzer (Leopold)  1625 to 1632
Austria Thaler, Half Thaler and 10 Kreuzer (Leopold) 1625 to 1632

Leopold was Archduke of Further Austria from 1623 to 1630. His likeness appears on several coins of the period, with the three-quarters bust and shield design on thalers and half thalers between 1625 and 1629.

The coin in our picture comes from H D Rauch in Vienna where it sold in a recent auction for 130 euros, about $170 US dollars. This gives a good idea of what these coins are worth.

CoinQuest thanks H D Rauch for use of their coin image.

The thaler and half thaler can be told apart by their diameter (see listings below). For a 10 kreuzer coin, which has similar devices and inscriptions, the '10' denomination is called out explicitly.

The coin catalogs give insight into how the value changes with the amount of wear.

10 KREUZER
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $140

HALF THALER (36 mm diameter)
worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $225
well preserved: $375
coins dated 1632 are slightly more common and catalog at $40 worn, $300 well preserved

THALER (43 mm diameter)
worn: $45 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $300

When coins are this old, catalog values become less important. Each coin stands on its own merits. A coin with strong appeal will bring higher values. Stains, spots, cleanings, nicks, and gouges lower value substantially.

Coin: 13920 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Tom, Fri, 15-Mar-2013 14:51:24 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 20-Mar-2013 03:22:47 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Tue, 03-Mar-2015 02:22:05 GMT
Requester description: 1629 front-LEOPOLDVSDU GARCHAVST, picute BEAREDED FIGURE / HEAD TORSO/ CROWN OBJECT IN RIGHT HAND FACES RIGHT. DATE 1629} obverse COMESTTIROL DVX BURVN IMAGE OF CREST COIN IS THIN, VERY DISCERNABLE uncleaned coin contact j.s589462@yahoo.com thank you do not know
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