Prussia 1888-A 5 mark Dav-788
This specimen was lot 40541 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,586. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 5 Mark, 1888-A. NGC MS-64. One year type. Toned." This type is quite a bit scarcer than that issued for his late father, Friedrich II (Dav-787). The later issue with a redesigned reverse (Dav-789) is common.
Recorded mintage: 56,000 plus 200,000 for Friedrich II.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-788; KM-513.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.