Germany 1903-A mark
This specimen was lot 22351 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $376. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1903-A. NGC PROOF-66 ULTRA CAMEO. Hard mirror fields with frosted cameo devices. Blast white and exceptional eye appeal." This coin is a silver one mark from a type issued 1890-1916 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Muldenhutten (mintmark "E"), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") and Hamburg (mintmark "J") 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. The pre-war silver marks are not rare tho the 1903-A is six times the price of the 1915-A.
Recorded mintage: 3,965,000 + proofs.
Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, .160 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-14.
- 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.
- 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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- Saxe-Altenburg 1903-A 5 mark Dav-816
- Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1903-A 5 mark
- Saxony 1903-E 5 mark Dav-903
- Saxony 1903-E 10 mark
- Saxony 1903-E 20 mark
- Waldeck-Pyrmont 1903-A 5 mark
- Waldeck-Pyrmont 1903-A 20 mark
- 1909-A mark
- Coins and currency dated 1903
- return to coins of Germany, Empire (1871-1918)