Austria 1760-Vienna thaler Dav-1112
"SAINT EMPIRE, Marie-Thérèse (1740-1780), AR Taler, 1760, Vienne. Droit: B. diad., drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Aigle impériale éployée. Fines griffes. presque Très Beau. (Austria, Maria Theresia (1740-80), silver thaler of 1760, Vienna mint. Obverse: armored, draped, diademed bust to right; reverse: imperial eagle displayed. Fine scratches, about very fine.)"On the death of Charles VI in 1740, the redoubtable Maria Theresia was crowned Archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary but, being a woman, could not be given the imperial crown. Therefore, after much debate and a war fomented by Frederick the Great of Prussia, her husband Francis of Lorraine was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1745. This thaler was issued 1754-65 from the Vienna mint and is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 1817, Dav-1112, Her-409; Eypeltauer, 73.
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