Bavaria 1901-D 5 mark

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from Sincona sale 39, lot 3397
This specimen was lot 3397 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bayern, Königreich, Otto, 1886-1913 5 Mark 1901 D. München. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. FDC. NGC MS 64. (kingdom of Bavaria, Otto, 1886-1913, five mark of 1901, Munich mint. Cabinet piece. Brilliant 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: 295,371 plus proofs, a somewhat better date.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine, 38 mm diameter, this specimen 27.76 g.

Catalog reference: J. 46, KM 915, Dav-618.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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