These interesting coins were minted in copper and silver at various times between 1817 and 1861. The designs vary slightly from year to year, but they all have inscriptions that say Ein Kreuzer (or 1 Kreuzer) and Herzogthum Nassau - the Duchy of Nassau.
All the coins in this series are similar in value. Figure catalog values that start at a few US dollars for coins in worn condition. As condition gets better, so does price:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100
In general, the earlier dates are worth somewhat more than later dates. The values above are average for mid-dates.
Some of the earlier dates are slightly scarce. The dollar amount after the date below is for coins in average circulated condition.
1817 copper: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value in average circulated
1817 silver: $250
1818 copper: $40
These are catalog values. Retail and wholesale values will be lower. Refer to our Important Terminology page for a description of catalog values and how to interpret them.