Hamburg 1895-J 5 mark

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1724
This specimen was lot 1724 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 450 (about US$593 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"5 Mark 1895. Hamburg Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, city of Hamburg, five mark of 1895, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck in Hamburg 1891-1913. Hamburg, on the North Sea, was one of two imperial free cities permitted a continued existence under the Empire of 1871; Bremen was the other. She struck silver two, three and five mark and gold ten and twenty mark until that Empire's collapse in 1918. This type is readily available in worn condition but expensive in high grade. The Hamburg mint is still in operation, striking coins for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Recorded mintage: 82,000.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, .803 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 27.77 g.

Catalog reference: J. 65. KM 610 (formerly KM 293), Dav-659.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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