Germany 1911-E mark

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2518
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This coin is a silver one mark from a type issued 1890-1916 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 marks are not rare but the 1914-16 issues were almost completely hoarded, making them common today in all grades. This specimen was lot 1245 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY: Wilhelm II, 1888-1918, AR mark, 1911-E, PCGS graded PF64 DC."

Recorded mintage: 738,000, a slightly better date.

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

Catalog reference: KM 14.

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]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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