Germany 1928-A 5 mark Dav-966
This specimen was lot 10369 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,146. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. 5 Reichsmark, 1928-A. KM-56. Very attractive toning. NGC PROOF-65." This type, issued 1927-33, was struck in large numbers in Berlin ("A", shown here), Munich ("D"), Muldenhutten ("E"), Stuttgart ("F"), Karlsrule ("G") and Hamburg ("J"). It is, however, expensive; perhaps they were melted during World War Two. We have included it in our category of thalers based on its size, even tho it is only .500 fine.
Recorded mintage: 15,466,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 25 g, .500 fine silver, 37 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 56, Dav-966.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.