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Moroccan silver coins

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I picked up these three coins recently in Morocco: Maria Theresa Thaler, a 1956 500-franc and a 10 dirham.
The Thaler is supposed to be .833 silver, .166 copper. At 28g it has a melt value of about  15.86. they are all dated 1780 but were re-minted up to 1860's.
I have seen various prices on internet, wondering what a realistic sell price would be?

The 500-france is supposed to be .9 fine silver, and at 22.38g has a melt value of 13.69. Wondering if this too is worth anymore?

The 1917, 12 dirhams is 12.44g - not sure if it too is .9 silver. 12.43g - melt value 7.61. Sell price?



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Hi, @fossiker. Nice coins, indeed.

Some realistic prices to sell them would be:

1 Thaler Maria Theresia: @20€-21€.

500 Francs 1956: @23€-25€

10 Dirhams 1917: @40€-45€.

On Ebay are various prices, but the coins don't sell being way overpriced.

I hope this helps.

Stefan 🤗

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*Edit to my previous comment:

I haven't read carefully from first time the descriptions for your moroccan coins, @fossiker. Only now I have read that your 10 Dirhams 1917 is 12.43g. 

I think it is in reality 5 Dirhams 1917 (12.5g of silver .835). See https://it.numista.com/catalogue/pieces14242.html.

Its market value is @20€-25€.



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On 14/01/2024 at 10:58, fossiker said:

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The Thaler is supposed to be .833 silver, .166 copper. At 28g it has a melt value of about  15.86. they are all dated 1780 but were re-minted up to 1860's.

They're still making the 1780 thalers.  You can get them from Muenze Osterrich or various coin dealers.

The Sovereign is the quintessentially British coin.  It has a German queen on the front, an Italian waiter on the back, and half of them were made in Australia.


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thanks so much Steffana and Silverlocks, I may go back to the same place and buy a few more in Tiznit. Wikipedia says: "Jewish silversmiths moved into the town and established its reputation as the center of gold and silver handicraft in Morocco." But silver is widespread around the nation, apart from a massive amount of jewellery, many traditional dagger sheaths and other antique items with a high silver content.

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