Prussia 1876-C 2 mark

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22652
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This specimen was lot 22652 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $576. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 2 Mark, 1876-C. Wilhelm I. NGC MS-64. Blast white and entirely lustrous with few notable marks for the grade. Premium for the issue with none graded finer at NGC and only two higher a PCGS." This type was issued 1876-80, 1883-84 from Berlin, Breslau and Cleve (shown here, closed 1877). The issues of 1876-77 are common but 1879-80, 1883-84 are scarce. The next silver two mark was issued in 1888 for Frederick III.

Recorded mintage: 5,233,403.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, .321 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-506.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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