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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

I found this out quite by accident, but the Austrian government (and other mints) has been re-striking the Maria Theresa Thaler. A cool collectable and conversation piece. You can find it here, as well as elsewhere.

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Costanzo112 Jun 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

I think the most "ever green" coin.

Corto Maltese12 Jun 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

They were used for exchange in some African and Arab states well into the twentieth century. A former colleague's husband worked in finance and one of his jobs was to help move them onto more negotiable currencies.

I've had one for a while now. We used to use it to settle any disputes in our Warfare in the Age of Reason games.

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