Anhalt 1896-A 2 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4246
This specimen was lot 4246 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €320 (about US$431 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, ANHALT, Friedrich I. 1871-1904. 2 Mark 1896. Sehr schön/vorzüglich. (unified silver coinage, duchy of Anhalt, Frederick I, 1871-1904, two mark of 1896. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1896 only and is fairly scarce. It is listed in the SCWC under "Anhalt-Dessau" but as the other branches of Anhalt, Anhalt-Bernberg and Anhalt-Cothen, had gone extinct by 1863, the title on the coin is simply "HERZOG V. ANHALT."

Recorded mintage: 50,000 + proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, 28 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 23, J. 20.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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