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Liechtenstein frank

Liechtenstein Franz JosefII combined
10 frank coin from 1946.

Official users

Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Years circulated

1921–present

Pegged to

Swiss franc

Subunit

1/100 rappen

Symbol

Fr.

Coins

½, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 franks

Banknotes

none

The Liechtenstein frank (plural: Franken) is a specialized version of the Swiss franc used in Liechtenstein since 1921. The Swiss franc is legal tender in the country, due to Liechtenstein being in a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. The 1980 treaty between both nations allows Liechtenstein to produce coins, but not to produce banknotes.

Prior to using the frank, Liechtenstein used the Austro-Hungarian krone and heller until 1921, and switched to using the Swiss franc due to the krone's instability. No banknotes of the Liechtenstein frank have been issued.

CoinsEdit

Coins from Liechtenstein are so rare that they do not actually circulate. Most of the coins use the same amounts of precious metals of coins of the Swiss franc, with exceptions of newer coins from the 1980s and 1990s.

The coin with the highest mintage was the 1 frank coin of 1924; 60,000 were struck, but 45,355 were smelted. If the number of melted coins is excluded from the mintage, the highest mintage would belong to the 50 frank coin of 1988, commemorating 50 years of Franz Joseph II and the 10 frank coin of 1990 commemorating the succession of Hans-Adam II as the Prince of Liechtenstein in 1990. Both of these coins had mintages of 35,000 coins.

ReferencesEdit

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Liechtenstein frank
Coins ½ fr1 fr2 fr5 fr10 fr20 fr25 fr50 fr100 fr
Miscellaneous 10 talerNational Bank of Liechtenstein
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Swiss franc
Banknotes 5 CHF10 CHF20 CHF40 CHF50 CHF100 CHF200 CHF500 CHF1000 CHF
Coins 1 rappen (HR) • 2 rappen5 rappen10 rappen20 rappen½ batzen1 batzen5 batzen10 batzen20 batzen½ CHF1 CHF2 CHF40 batzen4 CHF5 CHF10 CHF16 CHF20 CHF25 CHF32 CHF50 CHF100 CHF200 CHF250 CHF500 CHF1000 CHF

110 unze¼ unze½ unze1 unze5 unze12 unze₠1₠51 ceros2 ceros5 ceros10 ceros20 ceros50 ceros1 europ2 europ5 europ1 silbertaler20 rond

Miscellaneous Bern MintBasel MintLiechtenstein frankOrell Füssli Arts Graphiques SASolothurn MintSwiss National BankSwissmint

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