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Liechtenstein 1, 2, and 5 Kronen and 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 Franken  1900 to 1924
Liechtenstein 1, 2, and 5 Kronen and 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 Franken 1900 to 1924

Liechtenstein is a tiny country of only 62 square miles in central Europe. Prince John II ruled from 1858 to 1929. His likeness appears on these silver coins with a crowned, wreathed shield on the reverse side. These coins, in general, are quite valuable.

The coin in our picture is an exceptional example. Most coins you see are not as nice as this one. This one has very little wear, no discoloration from age, and razor-sharp definition in the patterns. It comes from Westfalische Auktionsgesellschaft in Arnsberg, Germany where it sold for 200 euros (about $270 US dollars) in a 2008 auction. Today, it would command a higher price. CoinQuest thanks Westfalische for use of their coin photo. It is an amazing specimen, well worth its high premium value.

The catalog values below are all approximate and apply to all dates. The denomination appears on the shield side, with KR = kronen and FR = franken.

1 KRONE
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $22
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $70

2 KRONEN
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $45
fully uncirculated: $75

5 KRONEN
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $130
fully uncirculated: $200

1/2 FRANK
worn: $45 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $220

1 FRANK
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $120

2 FRANKEN
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200

5 FRANKEN
worn: $120 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $220
well preserved: $380
fully uncirculated: $680

As always on CoinQuest, these are approximate catalog values and they must be properly interpreted to estimate actual buy and sell values. Please read our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 15861 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: John, Mon, 04-Nov-2013 01:49:38 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 05-Nov-2013 03:14:26 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 29-Oct-2015 17:34:16 GMT
Requester description: 1904 One side has the shield with a crown above, it says '1904' below and 1KR to the sides. On the other side is the profile of a man facing left, the inscription says 'Johann II Furst Von Liechtenstein.
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