These interesting coins were minted in copper and silver at various times between 1817 and 1861. The designs vary slightly from year to year, but they all have inscriptions that say Ein Kreuzer (or 1 Kreuzer) and Herzogthum Nassau - the Duchy of Nassau.
All the coins in this series are similar in value. Figure catalog values that start at a few US dollars for coins in worn condition. As condition gets better, so does price.
In average circulated condition the value rises to $5 to $20 (with earlier dates being worth closer to $20 and later dates closer to $5), and then finally hits $100 in fully uncirculated condition.
Some of the earlier dates are slightly scarce. The dollar amount after the date below is for coins in average circulated condition.
1817 copper: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value in average circulated
1818 copper: $40
The *big one* is hard to find, but quite collectible.
1817 silver: $250
These are catalog values. Retail and wholesale values will be lower. Refer to our Important Terminology page for a description of catalog values and how to interpret them.