Baden 1906-G 2 mark

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3371
This specimen was lot 3371 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$720 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Baden, Grossherzogtum, Friedrich I. 1852-1907 2 Mark 1906 G. Karlsruhe. Polierte Platte. FDC. NGC PF 63. Min. berührt. (grand duchy of Baden, Frederick I, 1852-1907, two mark of 1906, Karlsruhe mint. Choice Proof. Some hairlines.)"
This type was struck 1902-07 and is common but this is a scarce date, as most of the 1906 issue was the wedding commemorative which, being saved, is very common.

Recorded mintage: 107,549 plus 350,000 of the wedding anniversary commemorative (KM 276).

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge, this specimen 11.11 g.

Catalog reference: J. 32. KM 272.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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