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Obverse of 1780 Austrian Maria Theresa Silver Thaler
Obverse of 1780 Austrian Maria Theresa Silver Thaler
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Reverse of 1780 Austrian Maria Theresa Silver Thaler
Reverse of 1780 Austrian Maria Theresa Silver Thaler

Austria is a central European country located to the south of Germany and the Czech Republic and the North and East of Italy. Austria was once the seat of the Hapsburg Empire, one of the great powers of Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

Austrian Coins
Coins were first struck in Austria in the First Century BC. These coins were imitations of Greek issues. During the Middle Ages, Silver Pfennigs (Pennies) were produced, as in England, they were produced at 240 to the Pfund (Pound), although the Schilling (Shilling) was worth 30 Pfennigs rather than 12, as was the case in England. In 1559, a currency reform gave the southern states of Germany, a unified currency at 4.2 Pfennigs to the Kreutzer. Eventually, this new currency evolved into a standard were 240 Pfennig = 60 Kreutzer = 1 Gulden.
When Nazi Germany forcibly incorporated Austria in 1938, the Schilling was abolished and replaced with the German Reichmark until 1945, when the Schilling was reintroduced at a 1:1 exchange rate. The Schilling remained Austria's currency until 2002, when it was replaced by the Euro at 13.76 Schilling to the Euro.

Further Information
For more information on Austrian history and coinage please see our history page.

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