Hesse 1904 2 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3950
This specimen was lot 3950 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Hessen, Grossherzogtum Münzstätte Darmstadt bis 1880, danach Berlin Ernst Ludwig, 1892-1918. 2 Mark 1904. Zum 400. Geburtstag Philipps des Grossmütigen. FDC. Mattiert/Polierte Platte. (Grand duchy of Hesse, Ernest Louis, 1892-1918, two mark of 1904, Berlin mint, on the 400th birtday of Philip the Magnanimous, proof.)"
This two mark piece was issued from the Berlin mint and accompanied by a five mark piece (KM 373). The two mark is common.

Recorded mintage: 100,000 plus 2,250 proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, 28 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: J. 74. KM 372.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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