Liechtenstein 1904 5 kronen
This specimen was lot 23221 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description noted, "LIECHTENSTEIN. 5 Kronen, 1904. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. From a mintage of only 15,000 pieces. A lovely near-Gem with gorgeous silky luster and lightly toned surfaces. From the Keystone Collection." This type was issued 1900, 1904, 1910 and 1915 in small numbers but enough were saved that it is only somewhat scarce today. Altho the prince still issues commemorative coins on occasion, the locals use Swiss coinage in daily commerce.
Recorded mintage: 15,000.
Specification: 24 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM Y4, Dav-216.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.