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28 Jul 2019

Thaler collecting

Coins-World | Taler 63

I began collecting Thalers because I wanted to have something in my collection that demanded a second look.
I was done with collecting any more of the numerously available.
I was tired of repetition, I was tired of shiny, I was tired of bullion , I was tired of all the hype!
That is when I saw my first Thaler in a display case from 20 feet away, it was a 1581 Saxony Thaler.
It had Age, It had Attitude, it advertized the patina of clout, and it had a different story to tell.
That started the transformation of my collection from a single state view, to a collection of coins that offer a deeper understanding of world history.
Thalers offer endless designs.
And with a view of that vastness, I have chosen to fine tune my focus, and to seek out Talers without someones face on it.
But there are plenty of those too !

Comments

coinsbygary

Level 5

Some of the thalers are pretty scarce and difficult to locate. Don't let that discourage anyone from collecting these. In fact the hunt is part of the fun. I have some thalers in my collection that fit into a theme I am pursuing, I find them fascinating and full of history. Do you know where one can find mintage stats for these. Some of the thalers I own don't have this information readily available.

Taler 63

Level 4

I have a pretty extensive collection of Catalogues on the subject of thalers and off branches of their stopies, and nothing really addresses any actual mintage numbers. Although the 1790 ( Bullion coin ) Maria Theresa thaler were minted over the course of many years and are on par with the number of Morgans that were minted. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 800 MILLION Maria Theresa's were struck. One of the best resources that I use is Numisbids. Once I find something that catches my eye, I will follow it for many years. The historical records of my watch list are kept in thier online ( My watch lists ) I also copy the web page in its entirety and save the word doc.'s, and place them in the folders that I create for each State / variety / and Date code the file description for easy access. That is how I win the auction with my I WANT IT bid price. I hope to update my collection page more over the next few weeks. Had to start over because I could not edit. Keith

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

German States Thalers are one of my main collecting areas. (see my avatar). They are quite addicting. Feel free to send me a message if you are interested in discussing them.

Taler 63

Level 4

Still learning this venue for reaching out to other like minded collectors. Just set my avatar and changed my Profile name. to Taler Hungry I sent an e-mail out to ANA asking how to edit in the "My Collection " Plenty of tic boxes, but no effect. So far, my favorite Taler is the 1559 Zurich Switzerland Jacob Stampher. I have a number of other Talers, and they were all my favorite at one time, but this one will remain at the top of my list.

Kepi

Level 6

I like that..."It had attitude"... haha Sounds like you found your calling! Have fun and enjoy!

Mike

Level 7

I have wanted one for a long time. But my stocks are not doing that well. They deserve the price. The many designs and the work that went into them. Some day at an auction i will snipe.one away. .when you think of when they were made they are remarkable.. Thanks

Longstrider

Level 6

Sounds like you are hooked. Any photos? Thanks.

Taler 63

Level 4

I hope that the photo's can be seen by everyone, as I have tried to make them available for all to see. I'm only in the second day of my ANA membership and still learning how to add the pictures of some of my collection. Sadly I can not EDIT the pictures once they are published, because the original posting included the option for both Obverse and reverse pictures. Instead I've had to g back and re-post the obverse of a few of them, and that is how I am moving forward for now. Because I choose to collect Talers, it's extremely difficult to find other collectors of these coins to talk to. Thanks for the interest. TalerKeith Thalerminer@yahoo.com

It's Mokie

Level 6

They are quite attractive but a little too pricey for me. But as Pat often states, collect what you like and you are doing just that.

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