Austria Thaler and Half Thaler (Franz II) 1792 to 1804
There are several old thalers and half thalers that look like this one, with Roman Emperor Franz II on the front and the double headed eagle on the back. This page applies to coins dated 1792 to 1804 with inscription FRANCISCVS II D G R IMP S A GERM HV BO REX on the front.
These are rare coins and difficult to find. Here are very approximate catalog values:
HALF THALER (32 mm diameter)
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $320
fully uncirculated: $500
half thalers dated 1796 are more rare, multiply these values by three
THALER (40 mm diameter)
worn: $150 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800
thalers dated 1792, 1793 and 1794 are more rare, double these values
thalers dated 1797 are so rare that coin catalogs do not report their value due to lack of trading data
These old coins stand on their own merits. If you have one with exceptional condition and eye appeal, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.
CoinQuest thanks Kapaan & Mades for use of their coin photo.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: ALEX BOZANIS, Fri, 29-Mar-2013 23:50:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 30-Mar-2013 03:24:53 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 16-Mar-2015 14:17:52 GMT
Requester description: 1804 FRANCISCUS II.D.G.R.IMP.S.A.GERM.HV.BO.REX. - Wreathed bust of Francis II as Emperor right/ ARCH.AVST.D.BVRG.LOTH.M.D.HET.1804.X - Crown above imperial double headed eagle with shield at chest and order of the golden fleece.
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