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1910, Liechtenstein, Prince Johann II "the Good".  Silver 5 Kronen Coin. XF-AU!

Mint Year: 1910 Mintage: 10,000 pcs. Denomination: 5 Kronen Mint Place: Vienna (Austria) Condition: Contact-marks and scratches on high points and in fields, light deposits, otherwise XF-AU! Reference: Davenport 216, KM-Y#4. R! Material: Silver (.900) Weight: 23.99gm Diameter: 36mm

Obverse: Head of Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein left. Legend: JOHANN II FURST VON LIECHTENSTEIN

Reverse: Crowned shield of Liechtenstein, within Order of the Golden Fleece chain and olive-wreath. Legend: 5 - KR / 19 - 10

Edge Legend: FEST * UND * KLAR *  ("Strong and clear!")

Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, born Johann Maria Franz   Placidus (Eisgrub, Moravia,   5 October 1840 – Valtice, 11 February 1929), aka Johann II der   Gute or Johann II the Good, was the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1858 and 1929. His reign   of 70 years, 3 months is the second longest in European royal history   after that of Louis XIV of France.

Johann II was the son of Aloys II, Prince of   Liechtenstein and Countess Franziska   Kinsky. He ascended to the throne shortly after his 18th birthday,   and as such his reign is the longest precisely documented tenure of any   monarch since antiquity in which a regent was   never employed.

In 1862, Johann II issued Liechtenstein's first constitution. Later,   after Liechtenstein left the German confederation in 1866 and World   War I, Johann II granted a new constitution in 1921. It granted   considerable political rights to common Liechtensteiners, the latter   making the principality a constitutional monarchy. This   constitution survives today but with revisions, most notably in 2003.

Liechtenstein left the German Confederation in 1866. Not long after, the   army of Liechtenstein was abolished as it was regarded as an unnecessary   expense.

Johann II somewhat cooled relations with Liechtenstein's traditional   ally, Austria-Hungary and its   successor states, to forge closer relations with Switzerland,   particularly after World War I. Liechtenstein was neutral during World   War I but the war did break Liechtenstein's alliance with Austria-Hungary and led   it to go into a customs union with Switzerland.   Late in Johann's reign, in 1924 the Swiss   franc became Liechtenstein's official currency.

Johann II added much to the Liechtenstein Princely Collections.   Although considered a prominent patron of the arts and sciences during   his long reign, Johann II was also considered to be rather unsociable and did not   participate in social events. He never married or had any children, like   several other members of his family.

Between 1905 - 1920, Schloss Vaduz was renovated and expanded. Prince   Johann II did not live in the castle or even Liechtenstein, though his   successors would eventually move there in 1938. Schloss Vaduz would be their home.

He was the 987th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria. Upon his death in 1929, Johann II was succeeded by his brother Franz I. 

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