Hamburg 1907-J 5 mark
This specimen was lot 646 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. 5 Mark, 1907-J. NGC-PROOF-67 ULTRA CAMEO. Highest certified specimen. Blast white with deep mirror surfaces and a needle sharp strike. A superb example that will grace any collection. From the Rockaway Collection." 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: 325,534 plus proofs.
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.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.