Prussia 1888-A 2 mark KM-510

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Künker sale 294, lot 4321
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This specimen was lot 1126 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "PRUSSIA: Friedrich III, 1888, AR 2 mark, 1888-A, NGC graded MS66+." This type was struck 1888 only (along with KM 511 for William II) and is rather scarce. The later KM 522 (struck 1891-1912) used a larger eagle on the reverse.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 510.

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]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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