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  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
  • Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)
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Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Letzeburg)

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Crowned Lion with Forked Tail Rampant; Grand Ducal Crown & Oak Branch 25 Centimes Luxembourg Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Letzeburg) (Grand Duchess Charlotte)

Obverse: Crowned and adorned shield with a Luxembourgish lion with a forked tail, crawling on the left, on a field of ten pieces, below the name of the country between two rhombs.
Lettering: * LETZEBURG *
Translation: Luxembourg

Reverse: Face value and mint year in three lines, right of an oak branch.
Lettering: 25 CMES

Features
Issuer Luxembourg
Grand duchess Charlotte (1919-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1946-1947
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 LUF)
Currency Franc (1854-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 September 1954
Number N# 1906
References L# 298, Weiller# 287, KM# 45, Schön# 30

At the end on the 12th century the County of Luxembourg was ruled by the Counts of Limburg. The coat of arms of Limburg was a red lion in silver. As rulers of Limburg and Luxembourg, the lion probably became double tailed. The oldest use of the double-tailed lion with the blue bars dates from a seal on a document dated May 2, 1242.

Source: https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/wiki/The_National_Arms_of_Luxembourg

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History
The Order of the Oak Crown was established in 1841 by Grand Duke William II, who was also King of the Netherlands. At that time, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands were in personal union in which both nations shared the same person as their respective head of state, though remaining as two distinct and independent nations. Although the order was legally a Luxembourgish honour, it was often used by William II and his successor, King-Grand Duke William III, as a house order of the Nassau dynasty to reward Dutch subjects, beyond the control of the Dutch government.

Membership of the Order of the Oak Crown ceased to be awarded to Dutch subjects in 1890, when Queen Wilhelmina, as the only remaining member of the House of Orange-Nassau, succeeded her father as new Queen of the Netherlands. Since the Erneuter Erbverein, the Salic Law-based house-treaty between the two branches of the House of Nassau (the junior branch of Orange-Nassau and the senior branch of Nassau-Weilburg (present-day Luxembourg-Nassau)), did not allow women to succeed to the throne of Luxembourg as long as male heirs of the House of Nassau (in both branches) existed, the throne of Luxembourg went to a German relative of the new Dutch queen, also her maternal great-uncle Adolphe, Duke of Nassau, who became Grand Duke of Luxembourg at age 73. The Order of the Oak Crown remained a solely Luxembourgish honour; subsequently, the Netherlands established the Order of Orange-Nassau instead.

Since the accession of Grand Duke Adolphe, the order has been primarily used as an award for Luxembourgish citizens, although membership has occasionally been conferred on foreigners, mainly on members of foreign royal families or on eminent foreigners with Luxembourgish ancestors.

The Grand Duke of Luxembourg is the Grand Master of the order.