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  1. https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=139072&SearchTerms=theresia,taler
  2. Welcome to the forum and enjoy the journey
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Greatest-Silver-Car-Miniature-Ingots-Made-By-John-Pinches-In-1975/253340367577?hash=item3afc433ad9:g:f-UAAOSwl2haSnIJ John Pinches 925 silver car collection ingots, type in John pinches silver car ingot on eBay there are many single items for sale
  4. The spots could be anything from typical tarnishing to PVC on the coin. Some people advise using acetone to clean PVC from a coin, but I am very wary of this idea. The weight certainly falls within typical parameters so all good there. As for purchasing Theresia Talers, older versions and brand new re-strikes are always for sale on eBay.co.uk, eBay.at, eBay.de, and eBay.com Some harder to find versions can be found on MA shops https://www.ma-shops.co.uk/shops/search.php?searchstr=Theresia+taler&firstVisit=2&catid=6&pricemin=&pricemax=&submitBtn=Search&lang=en&PHPSESSID= And once fully hooked with the collecting bug, several international auctions have them for sale often (a lottery win may help before dipping your toe in those waters). You are right to take it easy, and like myself, keep on with other options, bullion and proof PMs. Hope that this helps a bit
  5. @silenceissilver you have a very nice quality coin there and the price you paid, in my opinion, is a good deal. My suggestion is not to try and clean the coin, it won’t devalue it as it is. 243 years old and still looking good ! Beware the taler collecting bug 🤪
  6. @RacerCool those boxes are individually made to order at this link http://www.distinctivehandmadeboxes.com/ An advert for it is found on a blog (link below) https://www.silvertrader.uk/blog-news-and-product-reviews/page/2/
  7. @silenceissilver dependent on condition, the price you paid is good. Keep in mind the bullion value is only around £9, but the numismatic value is way way higher. I have attached two photos of the 1776 madonnenthaler, the worst condition version sold for €49.99 recently on MA shops, and the better version for around €220 on a Slovakian auction in 2015 (described as “about EF). I guess this is the same version coin as the one you purchased. These coins are all typically .833 silver with a slight change to .835 in versions from Milan. An easy method to check for authenticity is to measure and weigh the coin. It should be approx 28.06g and measure 40mm across. Welcome to Theresia taler land, expensive and addictive
  8. The source photo for this advert looks like it was doctored from a blog on Silvertraders site. I bought a few of these boxes after discussion with Martin. https://www.silvertrader.uk/1-kilogram-silver-bullion-bar-limited-edition-case/ Good detective work from all involved 👍
  9. @silenceissilver if you had further details I could give you an approximation of value, but it is a very varied, and widely produced coin. Theresia Talers are still available, as re-strikes, from the Austria mint at €26.64 https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/maria-theresa-taler-proof, eBay, and many dealers, however a genuine 1780 taler could be worth thousands (only 2 specimens known to exist of one version). The majority of Maria Theresia Talers are dated 1780 (the date of her death) and have been produced at many mints, from Vienna Milan, Paris London and Birmingham to name but a few, from that date until today. They are allegedly still used as currency in some outlying areas of Arabia. The value of these Talers is dependant on the date it was minted and of course quality. An excellent source of information is available at http://www.theresia.name/en/ Talers dated between 1741 and 1779 are a lot harder to come by, and the variants are reasonably well documented in the book by John S Davenport, “European Crowns 1700-1800”. These can vary in price from €100 - €1500 per coin and are very collectible. I hope this helps a bit, they are great coins but beware of fakes and overvalued products.
  10. I buy my 10oz proof beasts from coinconnection, they check them thoroughly and send back any “faulty” coins. There may be a delay in receiving coins but you are assured that the quality is guaranteed. They ship across the pond so worth checking out their website
  11. Not bad for a “beautiful quarter ounce gold coin” 😀 They should have checked the description
  12. Another forum member coinconnection usually posts on here the day of release, soon I guess. I always buy my Queens Beasts through them as the quality control is outstanding and the prices better than the mint. Previous designs, from the Turks and Caicos set, and the Heraldry of the coronation, give an idea of how designers have previously tried to portray the Yale. I think this design will look better on the proof coins, fingers crossed
  13. An older series of coins by CHAUTAUQUA SILVER WORKS in New York. A small mint known for their "Different" designs. Limited series for collectors interested in their styles. Import charges may apply dependent on where you live. This is the T.I.M.E. series, Also amongst their offerings are the CRYPTIC series, TOXICITY series (2 series now available) Chautauqua Silver Works (2016 - present). 1oz Silver Proof like. (Approx. US$ 32 + shipping + applicable import charges, at time of posting). Available through the following link, or on ebay. As far as I know there is no direct link to the company https://www.phelimint.com/collections/all-products/products/t-i-m-e-e-m-i-t-t-i-m-e-series-by-chautauqua-silver-works-1oz-999-fine-silver-round
  14. @Rugbyplayer welcome to the forum, there are a lot of knowledgable and helpful people on here so enjoy the journey
  15. Apologies, here is the short cut to their site https://www.phelimint.com/collections/all-products