Germany 1934-J 5 mark KM-82
This specimen was lot 22481 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. 5 Mark, 1934-J. PCGS PROOF-65 Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate the 1st anniversary of Nazi rule. Deep reflectivity exists in the fields with a touch of milky tone over both sides." This type, the first overtly Nazi coin, was struck at all six mints (A, D, E, F, G, J) and was accompanied by a two mark. This specimen is from Hamburg.
Recorded mintage: 327,000.
Specification: 13.88 g, .900 fine silver, 29 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-82.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.