Mint space : Gunzburg ( Burgau – Austrian State, located in nowadays ’ s Germany )
reference : Leypold T2, Davenport 1151, Hafner 32a, KM-22 ( listed under austrian States, Burgau ).
Weight : 27.91gm
Diameter : 41mm
material : silver
Obverse: Bust of Maria theresia right, large mint victor ’ sulfur initals initials ( S.F. ) below.
legend : M. THERESIA. D. G. R. IMP. HU BO. REG.
Reverse: Crown above double headed imperial eagle, large multiple coating of arms with three crowns and leo.
legend : ARCHID. AVST. DUX. BURG. CO. TYR. 1780 ten
For your consideration a scarce example of the celebrated Maria Theresa Thaler, struck posthumously at the Gunzburg mint in Germany during 1792-1805. This exercise is one of the early and sought after issues with lower mintage numbers. Some of the differences to the recent re-strikes are the eagle ’ s wing-feathers, the brooch without pearls, the hair-style and the date supreme headquarters allied powers europe.
The Maria Theresia Thaler was one of the first coins used in the United States and probably contributed, along with the spanish dollar, to the option of a dollar as the independent unit of measurement of currency for the United States.
Maria Theresa ( german : Maria Theresia, see besides other languages ; May 13, 1717 â€ ” November 29, 1780 ) was a reigning Archduchess of Austria, a Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and a Holy Roman Empress .
Maria Theresa was the oldest daughter of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-WolfenbÃ¼ttel and Emperor Charles VI, who promulgated the pragmatic sanction to allow her to succeed to the Habsburg monarchy. enemy to her acceding to the enthrone led to the War of the austrian sequence in 1740. After Emperor Charles VII, who claimed the throne, died in 1745, Maria Theresa obtained the imperial crown for her conserve, Francis I. Though she was technically empress consort, Maria Theresa was the de facto ruler of the nation, and she began styling herself Holy Roman Empress in 1745. Maria Theresa had in fact already begun her rule in 1740 during the Austrian War of Succession.
Maria Theresa helped initiate fiscal and educational reforms, promoted department of commerce and the development of agribusiness, and reorganized the united states army, all of which strengthened Austria ’ sulfur resources. Continued dispute with the Kingdom of Prussia led to the Seven Years ‘ War and late to the War of the bavarian succession. She became dowager empress after the death of Francis and ascession of her son Joseph as emperor in 1765. Maria Theresa criticized many of Joseph ’ mho actions but agreed to the First Partition of Poland ( 1772 ). A cardinal name in the office politics of eighteenth century Europe, Maria Theresa brought one to the Habsburg Monarchy and was considered one of its most capable rulers. Her 16 children besides included Marie Antoinette, fagot consort of France, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.