Prussia 1876-C 2 mark
This specimen was lot 22652 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $576. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- 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.