Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1876-A 2 mark

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2805
This specimen was lot 2805 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$95 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Empire | Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grossherzogtum, Friedrich Franz II. 1842-1883. 2 Mark 1876 A, Berlin. Schön. (Germany, grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis II, 1842-83, two mark of 1876, Berlin mint. Fine.)"
Conage is scanty from this poverty-stricken, windswept state on the shore of the Baltic. The next issue of two mark would be in 1901.

Recorded mintage: 300,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, 28 mm diameter, this specimen 10.81 g.

Catalog reference: KM 320, J. 84.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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