Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Old coin



Hi! I found a coin in my house that looks quite valuable altough it seems a little damaged. One inscription is FRANCISCVS I D G AVSTRAIAE IMPERATOR A. On the other side is GAL LOD IL REX AA 1824 HVN BOH LOMB ET VEN. I guess it s a 1824 A. I don t know anything about coins ,i haven t found out much on the internet and i'd like to know how much it values,what price i would get for it and,where to sell it,if possible,i know it s not An US coin but maybe if you could give me at least some general information

Hi Elena,

Thank you for the pictures.

You have an 1824 Austrian Silver Thaler.  That is the bust of Emperor Francis I on it.  The A under the bust indicates it was minted in Vienna -- the most common mint.

Info about this coin can be found here :

It looks like at some time somebody had it mounted to be worn on a necklace or something, and the mounting has since come off.  This, unfortunately, will significantly hurt its value.

In circulated condition, these generally sell in the $30 to $50 range.  But with the damage, a value of about $20 is more realistic.  You could put it on Ebay and see what happens!

I hope this helps,


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