Germany 1913-D 1/2 mark

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Germany 1913D halb mark rev DC.jpg

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 common tho less so than the issues of 1914-18 which were hoarded.

Recorded mintage: 1,406,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 17.

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.

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