Germany 1911-E 1/2 mark
This coin is a silver half mark from a type issued 1905-19 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Muldenhutten (mintmark "E", shown here), 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 half marks are not rare but the 1914-19 issues were almost completely hoarded, making them common today in all grades. This specimen was lot 2515 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description noted, "Germany. ½ Mark, 1911-E. Gorgeous toning. Pop 1, none finer. PCGS graded MS-68."
Recorded mintage: 376,000, a somewhat better date.
Specification: 2.77 g, .900 fine silver, .080 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-17.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017
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- return to coins of Germany, Empire (1871-1918)