From December 2, 1848, Franz Joseph I was Emperor of the Austrian Empire and King of Bohemia, Apostolic King of Hungary.
Franz Ripl in 1829 gave the emperor the idea of building a railway through Brook. This road was extremely useful because it immediately led to the sea and this caused a stir in the Austrian Empire, because now all the usual places of rest (like Karlsbad or Bad Ischl) went into the shadows against the backdrop of the Riviera. Continue reading
New time in numismatics begins in Europe around 1500 in the lands of the Habsburgs. In 1486, by order of the Archduke Sigismund (1439-1490), the Tyrolean guldengros was minted. It was the world’s first full-weighted silver coin, corresponding in value to the Rhine gold guilder. This coin became a model of European coins in the next 400 years.
The name of this successful coin comes from the name of the location of the silver mines of Joachimstal, which were owned by the von Schlick counts. Hence the name “thaler”. Continue reading