Phillip T. writes: I have a foreign coin dated from 1765. I can’t find any information on it. The coin has writing on the side “clementia justitia e.t.the front of the coin has a crest with one crown “arch.aust.dux.burg.brab.com.fland.1765. The back of the coin has a picture of four crowns “mar.theresia.d.g.r.imp.germ.hung.boh.reg. I’m trying to find where coin is from and the value. Thank you
You have a coin of the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), most likely a 1765 1/2 Kronenthaler. This features a cross with 4 crowns in the quadrants, the reverse shows a crowned shield. The Latin legend is “arch.aust.dux.burg.brab.com.fland. (Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Count of Flanders). The legend “mar.theresia.d.g.r.imp.germ.hung.boh.reg” translates as Maria Theresa by the Grace of G-d Queen of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia. The edge legend, “Clementia Justitia” = Merciful Justice.
There were 801,000 1/2 Kronenthalers minted. Market value depends on grade. Approximate value range: $10 – $60.