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Austria 1 Pfennig  1759 to 1765
Austria 1 Pfennig 1759 to 1765

These tiny coppers weren't worth much back when they circulated. They were the smallest of small change (240 of these pfennigs equaled one large silver thaler!), and people did not regard them for very much. They are sometimes found by hobby metal detectorists in the area that encompassed Austria in the 1760s, though rarely in a good shape.

The person on the obverse is indeed Maria Theresa, and the inscription should read 'M THERES.D.G.RO. I.G.HU.BO.REG.' On some coins the inscription is very slightly different: 'M THERES.D.G.R. I.G.E.HU.BO'. This does not change the value.

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $110

The coin in our image is a little better than worn but not quite average circulated and was sold for $6.50 by eBay seller SloveniaCoins.

Damaged coins will be worth zero, even if they have little wear. Collectors want pristine specimens. Remember to check out our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values listed on this page.

Coin: 16580 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Ian, Sat, 22-Feb-2014 15:23:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 24-Feb-2014 02:19:35 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 12-Feb-2016 13:29:16 GMT
Requester description: 1764 I have found a copper coin. On one side there is a bust of a woman. I guess it is Maria Theresa. It is written MTHERES.D.G.R. I.G.R.HU.BO.REG. On the other side there is a crown, coat of arms I suppose. 1 below, 17 on one side and 64 on the other.
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