2 Liards - Maria Theresa

2 Liards - Maria Theresa -  obverse2 Liards - Maria Theresa -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Luxembourg
Duchess Maria Theresia (1740-1780)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1759-1760
Value 2 Liards (1⁄40)
Currency Sol ( -1795)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 36092
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References L# 247,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 237,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Vanhoudt# 841,
Hugo Vanhoudt; 2015. De munten van de Bourgondische, Spaanse en Oostenrijkse Nederlanden en van de Franse en Hollandse periode 1434-1830. Vanhoudt, Heverlee, Netherlands.
KM# 4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
BV# 248
Édouard Bernays, Jules Vannérus; 1910. Histoire monétaire du comté puis du duché de Luxembourg et de ses fiefs : abbaye d'Echternach, comté de Chiny, seigneuies de Moiry, de Schönecken et de Saint-Vith, comté de Salm en Ardenne, seigneurie d'Orchimont, terre franche de Cugnon. Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

Obverse

Oval Luxembourgish shield, crowned and decorated with rockery motifs, surrounded by legend and an external girdle

Lettering: MAR•T•D:G•R•JMP•G•H•B•REG•A•A•D•LUX•

Translation:
Maria • Theresia • Dei : Gratia • Romanorum • Imperatrix • Germania • Hungaria • Bohemia • Regina • Archidux • Austria • Dux • Luxemburg

Maria Theresa by the Grace of God, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria and Duchess of Luxembourg

Reverse

Crowned monogram of Maria Theresa, surrounded by legend and an external girdle. The Brussels mint mark (angel's head) at the bottom.

Lettering: JUSTITIA ET CLEMENTIA

Translation: Justice and clemency

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Type of the second program struck during the reign of Marie-Thérèse at the Brussels mint.

A variant of the legend is recognized where the point is missing at the end of legend.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1759  283 405 74% (fr) L247-1
1760  213 337 43% (fr) L247-2

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