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    Marko got a reaction from oldbottleman in maria thaler   
    Hi Craig
    i have been collecting Theresien Talers for a short while and their popularity varies, at present, there are many people looking for them so the price is quite high.
    At around 0.75 Troy ounce and 83.3% silver it is fairly simple to work out their scrap value. Check out http://www.theresia.name/en/ and you will find a great deal of useful information. These have been re-struck literally since 1780 up to present day, and the "Haffner lexicon" gives plenty of information regarding the small differences in the re-strikes, which can bump up their value to collectors depending on rarity.
    Weighton coins are currently selling Thalers at £14.95 or 10 for £139.95, worth watching their site for deals on these.
     I am no expert but hope that this helps out a bit.
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    Marko reacted to Pampfan in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received an amazing 250 gram pamp Rosa bar.



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    Marko got a reaction from silenceissilver in Maria Theresien Taler   
    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
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    Marko got a reaction from silenceissilver in Maria Theresien Taler   
    @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 🤪
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    Marko got a reaction from silenceissilver in Maria Theresien Taler   
    @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 


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    Marko reacted to SILVERFINGER in SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE   
    Ok more proof this is a scammer, have a few cheaper items (to make his listings look legit) mix in a very expensive item, and stick a load of bids on it yourself with other 0 zero feedback accounts you have to get the price high and to suck people in, these accounts have only ever bid on his stuff, this scammer is as thick as sh#t as they go, just wish we could do something to get them removed or even better prosecuted.
    Below is his most expensive item a gold watch chain.
     

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    Marko got a reaction from Fastnick in SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE   
    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 👍
     
     
     
     

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    Marko got a reaction from Goldhooked in SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE   
    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 👍
     
     
     
     

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    Marko got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE   
    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 👍
     
     
     
     

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    Marko got a reaction from silenceissilver in Maria Theresien Taler   
    @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.
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    Marko got a reaction from MickD in Maria Theresien Taler   
    @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.
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    Marko got a reaction from kimchi in Maria Theresien Taler   
    I am working on 3 chests, they have coins, silver items, original flintlock pistol, spyglass, gemstones etc. This is an older photo in the early stages but you can’t see too much of the contents, some silver, a 6oz skeleton hand and the occasional jewel. Fun but time consuming and potentially expensive 🤨


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    Marko reacted to kimchi in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    I can see both sides here really. I've praised Coin Connection on here in the past, but did criticise them on their incremental price hiking on the Snowman on the day of that release. It didn't look great imho. But really, what are they to do? They seem to have learned a little bit and were more upfront with their pricing this time. They are dealing with a rapidly changing marketplace and have to react to the Mint's tactics (which I think many would argue have been increasingly underhand, purely aiming at hype and creating a frenzy rather than anything else - that is certainly my view!). Unlike flippers, CC are running a business with many overheads. I think one thing to look at with Coin Connection (as this company has been singled out, unfairly imho) is their stock - they carry hundreds if not thousands of coins, all of which they QC (where the Mint doesn't, or so often seems to fail to) many of which may make them very little or may even not ever sell, but they carry the stock for their customers. I don't see the flippers doing the same!
    They are the 'good guys' in this as far as I'm concerned, they really do look after their customers. Compare that to the likes of BNT or Harrington & Byrne, off the top of my head. The former froze my bank account for days by taking payment for coins they promised they would alert me about when stock became available to fulfill my order. Well they didn't, and they put a charge on my bank out of nowhere weeks later, no email notification, nothing - just suddenly my bank account was frozen. When I phoned them to sort it out they denied any knowledge but said they would investigate and let me know, and then finally the money was released back to me (which my bank say could only have been done at BNT end). When I didn't hear anything from them despite their promises I called. They suddenly insisted that I had to provide proof to them that they had left me unable to access cash for three days due to their mistake.
    Harrington & Byrne I bought 3 bullion Sovs from, they then phoned me and kept me on the phone for an hour telling me basically how stupid I was for buying bullion and that I should be buying proofs from them, and that e.g. if I bought a Paddington at £1200 I could double my money. A complete 42 QEII coin issue proof Sov set at £27k I could split up and sell for £40k profit 🤣
    I digress. Tldr; the Mint are playing silly beggars and leading to most of the ill-will, particularly among numismatists who are scratching their heads at some of these hyped coins, but also among the general public. And yes companies raise their prices, but I don't think £900 is too bad from Coin Connection who carry huge stock of all coins from BUNC 50ps upwards and really care about their customers, when you can go to a company like BNT or H&B and pay double that for a proof if you like!
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    Marko got a reaction from 5huggy in Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts   
    Not bad for a “beautiful quarter ounce gold coin” 😀 They should have checked the description
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    Marko got a reaction from RoughDog in Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts   
    Not bad for a “beautiful quarter ounce gold coin” 😀 They should have checked the description
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    Marko got a reaction from Wackattak924 in Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts   
    Not bad for a “beautiful quarter ounce gold coin” 😀 They should have checked the description
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    Marko got a reaction from KotaNagant in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    A current series, not cheap, but interesting coins all the same. As these are from Canada, import charges may apply dependent on where you live.
    This is the Temptation of the Succubus collection.
    Pheli Mint Canada (2016 - present). Different design each year. 2oz Silver in BU, Antiqued or Proof. (Approx. US$ 70 - 75 + shipping +  applicable import charges, at time of posting).






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    Marko got a reaction from KotaNagant in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    For those of you that have the time (and money) to collect obscure silver coins, I thought I would add a thread to show the coins out there that are not so well publicized. Great to see the coins that can slip under the radar.
    I will start it off with the Chronos Series 1oz BU silver coins
    Pressburg Mint Slovakia (2015 – present). Different design each year  (APPROX 28 EUROS EACH + SHIPPING AT TIME OF POSTING)
     
    http://www.pressburgmint.com/products
     










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    Marko got a reaction from KevinFlynn in Today I Received.....   
    These three all look from early to mid 20th Century. More inspection would cut this down to 20-30 years and identify the mints responsible.
    Maria Theresia Taler are great coins to collect and range from 1741 to 1780. After the death of Maria Theresia in 1780 all subsequent Talers with her image were dated 1780 and are still minted today with this date at the Austrian mint.
    Subtle differences identify the different mints that produced them and original non restricted 1780 coins are few and far between. 
    There is a tremendous amount of history linked with this coin that is thought to be the fore runner to the dollar, used for trading throughout the world, and minted in Vienna, London, Birmingham, Paris, Milan, Bombay to name but a few.
    Check out this site but be prepared for an addiction. Sorry for the rant
    http://www.theresia.name/en/
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    Marko got a reaction from DrKarlMoneys in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    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
     








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    Marko got a reaction from ZatStackz in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    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
     








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    Marko got a reaction from EdNug in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    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
     








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    Marko got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    For those of you that have the time (and money) to collect obscure silver coins, I thought I would add a thread to show the coins out there that are not so well publicized. Great to see the coins that can slip under the radar.
    I will start it off with the Chronos Series 1oz BU silver coins
    Pressburg Mint Slovakia (2015 – present). Different design each year  (APPROX 28 EUROS EACH + SHIPPING AT TIME OF POSTING)
     
    http://www.pressburgmint.com/products
     










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    Marko got a reaction from Gildeon in Silver Collectables From Lesser Known Mints   
    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
     








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    Marko got a reaction from Rugbyplayer in New and Learning!   
    @Rugbyplayer welcome to the forum, there are a lot of knowledgable and helpful people on here so enjoy the journey