Germany 1876-J mark

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6418
Germany SB117-6418r.jpg

This specimen was lot 6418 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1876-J. NGC MS-64. Needle sharp strike with just a faint hint of toning, pleasing to the eye." This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Hamburg mint ("J"). In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918 (see KM 14).

Recorded mintage: 1,109,000 (a better date).

Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, .160 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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