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Liechtenstein 1 frank 1924
General information
Country

Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Value

1.00 frank

Years

1924

Measurements and composition
Mass

5 g

Diameter

23.2 mm

Composition

silver

Appearance
Shape

round

Obverse

Johann II

Reverse

Coat of arms of Liechtenstein, wreath, value, year

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The 1 frank coin is a coin that was issued by Liechtenstein in 1924, during the reign of Prince Johann II. It was produced at Swissmint in Bern, Switzerland.

The coin is composed of .835 fine silver, and has a mass of 5 grams and a diameter of 23.2 millimeters. Its obverse was originally designed in 1898 by French engraver Gustave Deloye, and was first used on coinage of the Liechtenstein krone. A large left-facing bust of Prince Johann II is displayed in the center of the obverse, and is accompanied by the German legend "JOHANN II FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN" (English: "Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein"), which starts at the coin's left rim and ends at its right. It is separated between the words "FÜRST" and "VON" by the likeness of the prince. Featured in the center of the reverse is the coat of arms of Liechtenstein — which consists of the combined arms of Silesia, the Kuenring family, the Duchy of Troppau, the Cirksena family, and the Duchy of Krnov, with the lesser Liechtenstein coat of arms superimposed on the center and the entire depiction surmounted by the Princely hat of Liechtenstein. The value is written as "1 FR" in the center of the coin, and is separated between the numeral and the letters by the coat of arms. It is superimposed over a wreath, which starts just below the arms and extends along the sides of the reverse. The year of minting is engraved at the very bottom of the coin, separated between the "9" and "2" by the wreath. Both sides of the coin are surrounded by a circular beaded border by the rim.

A total of 60,000 examples of the coin were minted, the largest mintage of any coin type of the Liechtenstein frank. However, approximately 45,355 pieces were melted down, and now only about 14,645 examples are collectible.

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