Liechtenstein 1915 5 kronen
This specimen was lot 4050 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "LIECHTENSTEIN. 5 Kronen, 1915. NGC MS-64. Small toning spot on obverse, but otherwise a very bright and lustrous piece with sharp details throughout. Mintage of only 10,000 pieces. A lovely example of this type." 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: 10,000.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.