Prussia 1876-A 2 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4320
This specimen was lot 4320 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €460 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, PREUSSEN, Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. 2 Mark 1876, A. Hübsche Patina, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, unified silver coinage, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, two mark of 1876. Handsome patina, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was issued 1876-80, 1883-84 from Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Cleve. It is common worn but scarce nice. The next silver two mark was issued in 1888 for Frederick III.

Recorded mintage: 13,369,896 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, .321 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 506, J. 96A.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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