Germany 1929-F 5 mark Dav-969

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4156
This specimen was lot 4156 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$379 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Weimarer Republik 5 Reichsmark 1929, Stuttgart. 200. Geburtstag von G. E. Lessing. Polierte Platte. Fast FDC/FDC. (Germany, Weimar Republic, five reichsmark of 1929, Stuttgart mint, bicentennial of the birth of Lessing. Proof.)"
This type, issued 1929, was struck in some numbers in Berlin ("A"), Munich ("D"), Muldenhutten ("E"), Stuttgart ("F", shown here), Karlsrule ("G") and Hamburg ("J"). It is among the more available of the Weimar commemoratives. We have included it in our category of thalers based on its size, even tho it is only .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 16,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 25 g, .500 fine silver, 37 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: J. 336. KM 61, Dav-969.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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