Liechtenstein 1778 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1941
This specimen was lot 1941 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$300 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIECHTENSTEIN, Franz Joseph 1772-1781. 20 Kreuzer 1778, Wien. Gutes sehr schön. Leicht justiert. (Germany, principality of Liechtenstein, Francis Joseph, 1772-81, twenty kreuzer of 1778, Vienna mint. Good very fine, Minor adjustment marks.)"
This one-year type struck in Vienna for Liechtenstein is rare and expensive. It was accompanied by a half thaler (KM C5), thaler (KM C6) and a ducat (KM C7). The princes of Liechtenstein are not recorded as having visited their realm until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, this specimen 6.66 g.

Catalog reference: KM C4; Divo 82.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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