Prussia 1876-A 5 mark Dav-786
This specimen was lot 24061 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Wilhelm I 5 Mark 1876-A, MS64 PCGS, a deep blanket of multicolored patination caresses the surfaces with close inspection failing to yield any noteworthy issues. A very scarce item in this condition and extra-appealing to the connoisseur of originality." This type was issued 1874-76 from Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Cleve but is scarce. The next silver five mark was issued in 1888 (see Dav-787).
Recorded mintage: 2,041,407.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Dav-786, KM 503.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.