Krone: coin from Principality of Liechtenstein (1898-1915)


1 krone, 1900: Principality of Liechtenstein

1 krone, 1900: Principality of Liechtenstein

Ruler: Johann II (Johann II the Good) — the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1858 and 1929.

1 KR - 1910: 1 krone 1900.

Coat of arms of the Principality of Liechtenstein are a history of the House of Liechtenstein and show some of the different territories and families with which it has been connected, either by acquisition or by marriage: the arms of Silesia, of the Kuenring family, the Duchy of Troppau, the Cirksena family of Agnes von Ostfriesland, the Duchy of Jägerndorf.

JOHANN II FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN: Johann II Prince of Liechtenstein.

Portrait of the Johann II (engraver: Gustave Deloye — a French sculptor and medallist in the Neo-Baroque style).

Text on the edge of the coin: KLAR UND FEST ("Strong /Firm/ and Clear" — the motto of the House of Liechtenstein).

Vienna mint, Austria.

Mintage: 50.000.

  • Silver (0.835): 23 mm - 5 g
  • Reference price: 45$

COIN KRONE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN (1898-1915): krone = 100 heller
  2. GERMAN STATES (16th-19th centuries): City of Kaufbeuren, Kingdom of Bavaria, Duchy of Brunswick, Kingdom of Hannover, Kingdom of Prussia, Kingdom of Saxony, Danish duchies of Schleswig and Holstein...
  3. REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA (1923-1924): krone = 100 heller
  4. KINGDOM OF DENMARK (17th-21th centuries): krone = 100 øre
  6. KINGDOM OF NORWAY (18th-21th centuries): krone = 100 øre

The name of the krone coin (as well as a number of similar coins: corona, crown, korona, koruna, kroon, króna, krona...) comes from the Latin term "Corona", which literally means "crown" (a traditional form of head adornment /hat/, worn by monarchs as a symbol of their power and dignity). That is, formally the crown — a coin with the image of the royal crown. In fact, this was only the case in ancient times. Many modern coins of this denomination do not contain images of the crown...

Historically, the first coin that can be attributed to this group is the kurondor (French "Couronne d'oro" — "Golden Crown"), which was minted in France in the 14th century.