Bavaria 1894-D 5 mark
"Bayern, Königreich, Otto, 1886-1913 5 Mark 1894 D. München. FDC. (kingdom of Bavaria, Otto, 1886-1913, five mark of 1894, Munich mint. Uncirculated.)"This type was struck 1891-1908 and is common. King Otto, traumatized by his combat experience in the Austro-Prussian war, ruled under a regency for his entire reign.
Recorded mintage: 140,582 plus proofs, a common date.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine, 38 mm diameter, this specimen 27.69 g.
Catalog reference: J. 46, KM 915, Dav-618.
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