Germany 1908-D 1/2 mark
This specimen was lot 3788 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $75. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. 1/2 Mark, 1908-D. NGC MS-66. Beautifully toned." This coin is from a type issued 1905-19 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. This date is scarce compared to the issues of 1914-19 which were hoarded.
Recorded mintage: 400,000.
Specification: 2.77 g, .900 fine silver, .080 troy oz AGW, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-17; J-16.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
- 1905-D ½ mark
- 1908-D mark
- Baden 1908-G 5 mark
- Bavaria 1908-D 5 mark
- Hamburg 1908-J 10 mark
- Lubeck 1908-A 3 mark
- Prussia 1908-A 2 mark
- Prussia 1908-A 5 mark Dav-789
- Prussia 1908-A 20 mark
- Saxe-Meiningen 1908-D 3 mark
- Saxe-Meiningen 1908-D 5 mark Dav-841
- Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1908 2 mark Jena University
- Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1908-A 5 mark Jena University
- Saxony 1908-E 5 mark
- 1909-F ½ mark
- Coins and currency dated 1908
- return to coins of Germany, Empire (1871-1918)