Germany 1933-A 2 mark
This specimen was lot 32982 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description noted, "Third Reich Proof 2 Mark 1933-A PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS, Berlin mint. A glossy white mint example with some slight traces of die rust on Luther's bust and which provides an interesting window into nascent NSDAP state ideology." Altho technically an issue of Nazi Germany, the design makes no reference to the new regime and was probably prepared before Hitler took over. Though the size of a quarter, its higher fineness meant that it contained the same amount of silver as the larger two mark of the Weimar Republic such as KM 45. This type was also minted at Munich ("D"), Muldenhutten ("E"), Stuttgart ("F"), Karlsrule ("G") and Hamburg ("J").
Recorded mintage: 542,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 8 g, .625 fine silver, 27 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 79.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.