Germany 1901-A 50 pfennig

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22350
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This specimen was lot 22350 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. 50 Pfennig, 1901-A. PCGS MS-64. Sharply struck with attractive peripheral toning." This coin is a silver one mark from a type issued 1896-1903 from the Berlin (mintmark "A") and Stuttgart (mintmark "F") mints. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design. This is a rather scarce type.

Recorded mintage: 194,000 + proofs.

Specification: 2.77 g, .900 fine silver, .080 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-15.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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