Hamburg 1913-J 5 mark
This specimen was lot 2559 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "5 Mark 1913. Hamburg, Fast FDC. (choice 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: 326,800 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.