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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 48, November 19, 2000, Article 6


Serge Pelletier writes:

"I am doing some research of the Maria Theresa Thaler and have come across the following "Readers Ask" column in Coin World (April 4, 1994):

"The Maria Theresa taler of Austria is probably the coin most often officially restruck of any coin in the world. It has been restruck by Mints in at least 11 countries since it was introduced in 1780. The same date appears on all restrikes.

There have been many good articles on the Maria Theresa taler published. Coin World published a detailed history of the coin in the Sept. 15, 1976 issue. The various restrikes and countermarks are address in detail in "The Most Beautiful Coin in the World, The Story of the Maria Theresa Taler" by David Thompson and in the article "Kontermarken auf Maria- Theresientalern, Insbesondere auf Levantetalern" by Franz Leypold.

Thompson published his book privately in 1990. He can be contacted through Thompson Publishing, 3803 Half Turn Road, Box 234, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80917.

The 1992 article by Leypold was published in the fourth issue for that year of "Mitteilungen der Osterreichischen Numismatischen Gesellschaft." Write to Osterreichischen Numismatischen Gesellschaft, Burgring 5, Wien (Vienna) 1, Austria about the article."

Would you or one of your readers have ready access to any of that material?"

Wayne Homren, Editor

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