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50 franken
General information
Country

Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Value

50.00 franken

Years
Measurements and composition
Mass
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  • 11.29 g (1956, 1961)
  • 10 g (1988, 1990)
  • 8.88 g (2006)
Diameter
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  • 26 mm (1956, 1961)
  • 23 mm (1988, 1990)
  • 16.4 mm (2006)
Composition

gold

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

coin

Obverse
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Reverse

Coat of arms of Liechtenstein, value

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The 50 franken coin was a commemorative coin minted in 1956, 1961, 1988, 1990, and 2006 by Liechtenstein.

HistoryEdit

1956 coinEdit

During 1956, the first 50 frank coin of Liechtenstein was minted, in commemoration of Prince Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina. It was composed of .900 fine gold, had a mass of 11.29 grams, and a diameter of 26 millimeters. The coin was designed by Austrian artist, Edwin Grienauer. Depicted on the obverse were Franz Joseph II and Gina, circled by the inscription, "FRANZ·JOSEF·II·UND·GINA·VON·LIECHTENSTEIN" and the year of minting. Displayed on the reverse was the coat of arms of Liechtenstein with the state title (FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN) above and the value below. Only 17,000 of these coins were produced.

1961 coinEdit

In 1961, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the National Bank of Liechtenstein, the second 50 frank coin was introduced. It was composed of .900 fine gold, had a mass of 11.29 grams, and a diameter of 26 millimeters. The coin was designed by Austrian engraver and medallist, Ferdinand Welz. On the coin's obverse was an image of Prince Franz Joseph II, surrounded by the inscription, "FRANZ JOSEF II. FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN" and the year of minting. Displayed on the coin's reverse was the coat of arms of Liechtenstein with the state title above and the year of minting below. Twenty-thousand were produced.

1988 coinEdit

In commemoration of the 50th year of Franz Joseph II, another 50 frank coin was minted in 1988. It was composed of .900 fine gold, had a mass of 10 grams, and a diameter of 23 millimeters. The designer, Georg Malin, had engraved an image of Franz Joseph II on the obverse, surrounded by a legend reading, "FRANZ-JOSEF II. FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN", and the year of minting. On the reverse was the coat of arms of Liechtenstein with the value, and an inscription reading, "FÜNFZIG JAHRE FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN". These coins had a total mintage of 35,000.

Coin of Hans-Adam IIEdit

To commemorate the succession of Prince Hans-Adam II in 1990, a 50 frank coin was minted. It was composed of .900 fine gold, had a mass of 10 grams, and a diameter of 23 millimeters. The coin was designed by artist, Josef Fösleitner. A portrait of Prince Hans-Adam II was depicted on the obverse, along with the year of minting and inscriptions reading "HANS-ADAM II. FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN" and "ERBHULDIGUNG". Shown on the reverse was the coat of arms of Liechtenstein with the state title and value. Only 25,000 of these coins were produced.

Coin of Johann IEdit

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Liechtenstein's sovereignty, a 50 frank coin was minted during 2006. Unlike all of the previous 50 frank coins, the 2006 commemorative coin was composed of .999 fine gold. It had a mass of 8.88 grams and a diameter of 16.4 millimeters. The coin was designed by Eberle J. Winnenink. On the obverse of the coin was an image of Prince Johann I with the legends, "JOHANN I. FÜRST VON LIECHTENSTEIN" and "1760, 1836". Displayed on the reverse was the coat of arms of Liechtenstein with the state title, value, and an inscription reading, "1806 SOUVERÄNITÄT 2006".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Liechtenstein frank
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Miscellaneous 10 talerNational Bank of Liechtenstein

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