Baden 1894-G 5 mark

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2274
This specimen was lot 2274 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,256 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Baden, Grossherzogtum, Friedrich I. 1852-1907 5 Mark 1894. Karlsruhe, Vorzüglich-FDC. (grand duchy of Baden, Frederick I (1852-1907), five mark of 1894, Karlsruhe mint, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This regular issue five mark was emitted 1891-1902. It is not rare but expensive in nice condition as is the silver two mark.

Recorded mintage: 60,515 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter, this specimen 27.77 g.

Catalog reference: J. 29. KM 268, Dav-533.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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