Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1915-A 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3977
This specimen was lot 3977 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$949 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grossherzogtum Münzstätte Berlin Friedrich Franz IV. 1897-1918. 5 Mark 1915. Auf die 100-Jahrfeier des Grossherzogtums. Kl. Kr. Polierte Platte. (Grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis, 1897-1918, five mark of 1915, Berlin mint, on the centennial of the grand duchy, hairlines, proof.)"
This type is scarce, being struck in the midst of World War One. It is accompanied by a three mark.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dav-731, J. 89. KM 341.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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